China restaurant forces customers to weigh themselves before eating

Thanks to BBC for this crazy true story:

Customers going into the popular Hunan chain Chuiyan Fried Beef, in the city of Changsha, were asked to weigh themselves on a set of scales and provide personal information.

The restaurant would then suggest menu items based on their physique.

The policy was introduced after a national campaign against food waste was launched.

China restaurant forces customers to weigh themselves before eating

The restaurant placed two large scales at its entrance this week.

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a food waste minimization campaign on August 11, as China continues to grapple with a slowing economy.

The restaurant said it was “deeply sorry” for its interpretation of the national “Clean Plate Campaign“.

President Xi Jinping ignited the campaign this week, calling the levels of national food waste “shocking and distressing”.c

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