A restaurant in Zhengzhou, China is stirring up controversy for it’s “pay by face” policy that allows good-looking people to eat for free.
The hot pot restaurant, whose name we translated to “Good looking people get free meals,” employs a council of workers from a local plastic surgery clinic that judges the physical appearance of patrons brave enough to scan their faces on the restaurant’s computer.
Based on who the judges are, it might be right to consider this a “people who’ve had plastic surgery eat for free” dining establishment.
The board details the rubric for what is good looking — having the right color lips, the correct proportion between your mouth and nose, a pointy nose and a decent gap between your eyes and eyebrows might just land you a free meal.
The top five “good-looking” people in a 30-minute span are offered a free meal, and scores are posted publicly on the second floor of the restaurant.
Sometimes it pays to be good-looking. Other times, society is just horrible for allowing plastic surgeons to dictate the standards for what is good-looking or not for something as dumb as free hot pot. Still, who would test their face out at this restaurant?