A seafood restaurant in Hangzhou has managed to stir up a storm in bra cup with a new marketing gimmick offering discounts to women based on their bust size.
According to a poster placed outside the Trendy Shrimp restaurant, which claims that “the whole city is looking for BREATS,” women with A cups will receive a 5% discount on their bill while those with G cups (breasts that measure out 25 centimeters) get a whopping 65% off.
Unfortunately, this deal appears to have applied only to women, not men. Talk about sexism.
As you might expect, the shameless bid at stirring up business left many locals incensed, accusing the restaurant of being both vulgar and discriminatory.
The local Qianjiang Evening Post reports that the posters have since been removed, but the Trendy Shrimp’s general manager has still defended the move as a success, noting that it caused customer numbers to rise by 20%.
He even added that some of the young female customers were “proud” to show off their cup size for some cheap seafood, though he explained that more modest women could discreetly claim their discounts from female waitstaff, to avoid an awkward encounter with male waiters… or himself.
In the past Chinese restaurants have attempted to draw in customers with similar sorts of marketing ploys. One Zhengzhou eatery offered free meals to those who were deemed good looking, while a Shandong hotpot restaurant handed out discounts to women wearing short skirts — the higher the hemline the better the discount.
[Images via Qianjiang Evening Post]
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