Pay-what-you-like restaurant in China loses thousands
BEIJING (AFP) - A Biblically-named restaurant in China where patrons can pay whatever they want - or nothing at all - has shown that while loving your neighbour may be laudable, it is a risky business model.
The "Five Loaves and Two Fish" restaurant, named for the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, has been serving up hot meals and coffee daily to a packed house in Fuzhou since it opened its doors in August.
The city centre eatery is open 24 hours a day and is known for its seafood and local Fujianese cuisine, with specialities including garlic scallops, beef with scallions, and pickled pork.
Diners are expected to wash their own dishes after eating and then put whatever money they want to pay into a box.