In this restaurant being beautiful does payoff! The Jeju Island restaurant located in Zhengzhou, capital of China's Henan province, has announced that the 50 most handsome people to arrive at its gates each day will be spared paying their bills. It is offering a special deal in which women who achieve the highest scores in terms of beauty get a free meal. This Korean eatery specializes in 'huoguo' - traditional dishes and the offer is popularly called, 'Pay by Beauty'.
How will it work?
According to the Xinhua news agency, a group of plastic surgeons will select the lucky ladies for a free lunch. To participate, the contestants have to scan their faces on a machine located inside the restaurant and the image is automatically sent to a team of specialists who will score the faces according to professional patterns.
If reports are to be believed, people will be judged on the quality of their face, eyes, nose and mouth. Moreover, protruding foreheads are a particular advantage. The scores can be seen by all applicants on the second floor of the restaurant where every five women who get a higher score every 30 minutes will get a free meal.
Authorities in the area did not approve of the offer and accused the team of damaging the city's image. They also sent a team of security guards to demolish the advertisement that the restaurant had put up to promote the offer. Restaurants owners say that despite the opposition they will continue with the offer, but will be more careful about their adverts in future.
Not the first time
It is not the first time that a Chinese restaurant has made such offers to attract more customers. Another restaurant in Chongqing municipality offers customers discounts or free meals depending on their weight.
In the case of males, the greater their weight the greater the discount, although customers who exceed 140 kg will automatically receive a feast on the house. Women who weigh less than 34.5 kg will also get the same prize. A restaurant in Shanghai also offers discounts to the tallest customers.
With inputs from IANS