While the restaurant did manage to attract a bounty of new customers, those newcomers viewed the offer as nothing more than a consensual dine-and-ditch opportunity. According to Shanghaiist, some hungry misers dropped just a single note on the table, about 10% of what the bill would normally cost. Some, of course, left chump change or nothing at all. Figures.
Overall, Xiaojun's devastatingly misguided operation only lasted a week and cost the poor lady 100,000 RMB, which adds up to somewhere around $15,000 USD. One of her partners was so pissed he literally took the first train back to his hometown. Turns out nice guys really do finish last.
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