The thinner you are, the higher the discount! This is the unusual idea that came up to the Mongolian Master in Kuching, a restaurant in Malaysia.
Special discounts are very popular among restaurants. Especially now during the pandemic, restaurants are trying to appeal their customers using several special discounts models: buy two dishes, pay for only one; spend €50 and get back a €10 voucher; buy a main course and get the dessert for free. But these discounts sound all reasonable.
In Malaysia, however, discount promotions depend on the dimension of your belly! To assess clients body size, customers have to go through a hole with the entire body: The thinner the hole through which customers can go, the less they will pay for their meal. At the entrance of the restaurant, there are 5 vertical passages with different thicknesses. Each passage is associated with a different discount percentage. Customers have to go through the passage sideways and will get the discount depending on which passage they cross easily.
The higher discounts are for thin customers, while the lowest ones are for those who are heavier: an incentive to keep an eye on your body weight and a balanced diet.
Promotions range from 100%, which is associated to a tiny passage almost impossible to pass, up to 10%. In between, there are values of 20, 30 or 50%.
The restaurant offers a buffet and works with grills that are made by the customers themselves. The “passage crossing” to allocate the discount should be made before the eating, otherwise, if you eat too much, you could lose some percentage of the promotion value!