A CHINESE restaurant has come up with a way to avoid going bust by offering discounts to women depending on their bra size, according to a report.
When locals caught wind of the promotion, through posters put around town by the Trendy Shrimp restaurant located in a mall in Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang province, they were infuriated.
According to the BBC (via the Qianjiang Evening Post), the posters illustrated women lining up in underwear, listing discounts for women according to their cup size.
“The whole city is looking for BREASTS,” the poster read, offering greater discounts for women with bigger bra sizes.
Members of the public had filed complaints about the poster’s “vulgar” advertising, saying it discriminated against women.
While the posters that first appeared on Aug 1 have been removed, the restaurant’s general manager Lan Shenggang saw nothing wrong with the gimmick.
“Once the promotion started, customer numbers rose by about 20 percent.”
“Some of the girls we met were very proud – they had nothing to hide”.
The manager also said customers could redeem the discounts from female staff members – rather than male – to “avoid embarrassment”.
According to the BBC, this was not the first time a restaurant in China offered discounts that depended on customer appearance.
Two years ago, a restaurant in Henan made headlines for rewarding diners who were “good-looking”, barely a month after a food outlet in Chongqing offered discounts for overweight men and thin women.