A Chinese restaurant’s menu for chicken wings is now going viral for its complicated pricing structure, and people are really bringing out their math games to break down the numbers.
While the menu card looked like any other ordinary one from different food places, the pricing structure has left many netizens baffled, including the person who took the picture, Sean Woodall, a 24-year-old resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
While speaking to BuzzFeed
, Woodall said that she has “no idea why the prices are so nonsensical”
and that she didn’t bother to ask the West Philly restaurant, Danny’s Wok
, about their wings.
Seems like many people were really bothered by the pricing structure suddenly going off the rail and not following a clear pattern after a certain amount of wings.
Lucky for them, however, math Twitter was there for the rescue. And surprisingly, a lot of people swooped in to break down the numbers in the menu – some even creating formulas and graphs.
One user decided to create a spreadsheet and lay out the Price-Per-Wing (PPW) on the table for everyone to see.
The publication reached out to an employee of Danny’s Wok for answers regarding the mysterious pricing structure of their wings, but even the employee had no idea. Woodall, however, theorized that the restaurant “wanted to make it as easy as possible for customers to know how much they would pay for any possible amount of wings, without the cashier needing to clarify or calculate.”
“Still no idea as to why the 25th wing is $0.55. Maybe it’s a mystery better left unsolved,” she told BuzzFeed.