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[Mandarin] FREE Buffet at Mandarin for Canadian Citizens on July 1! (Ontario)

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mjavor wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 1:43 pm
I remember last time they had cops at my Mandarin. Cops would pull people out of line that tried to cut in at that last minute.
That's awesome, cops on buffet patrol.

I think some people in line would take it upon themselves and beat the snot out of them (assuming they're young punks).
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jeff1970 wrote:
Jun 24th, 2019 8:56 pm
Yeah, this was the crowd last time in Kitchener. Unsure if I should go or not....
Oh yeah, back when Mandarin still served dolphin, was so much better back then. First they dropped dolphin, then crab, just keeps going downhill.
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I am happy I make enough money to avoid free buffet. Someone I know stood in line for over 6(!!!) hours a couple of years back. I can't understand it. 1-2 extra hour at work will pay for the buffet for most people. Being cheap is great, but I see no common sense here. Unless you are broke and/or homeless, it just isn't worth it to spend a holiday.
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Jun 24, 2019
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I hate line ups but this freebie, although a very generous offer, is too much bedlam. For me it's just not worth it. I'd rather order at home, relax, and spend the money.
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dazz wrote: I am happy I make enough money to avoid free buffet. Someone I know stood in line for over 6(!!!) hours a couple of years back. I can't understand it. 1-2 extra hour at work will pay for the buffet for most people. Being cheap is great, but I see no common sense here. Unless you are broke and/or homeless, it just isn't worth it to spend a holiday.
If you grew up in poverty it is ingrained in you. Like people who put bags of rice under bed.
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Question to the people that have been to this in the past or are planning on going this this Monday.

Did you or will you be tipping at the end of your meal? Or have you or will you take it to the next level of cheapness and dine then dash?
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Allen84 wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 5:36 am
Question to the people that have been to this in the past or are planning on going this this Monday.

Did you or will you be tipping at the end of your meal? Or have you or will you take it to the next level of cheapness and dine then dash?
Why are you asking? You already know the answer.....
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Allen84 wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 5:36 am
Question to the people that have been to this in the past or are planning on going this this Monday.

Did you or will you be tipping at the end of your meal? Or have you or will you take it to the next level of cheapness and dine then dash?
I can't imagine people not tipping but of course there is no limit to the lengths that some cheap - minded people will go to save a buck. The staff work the same hours but at a much higher workload because every table is full all day long.

I would hope that people would tip better than usual but for some reason when people receive anything for free they seem to lose sight of the value of the item or service that they are receiving.
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denhammer wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 6:55 am
I can't imagine people not tipping
???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?

Mandarin obv tries to make some money back via drinks
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Sounds like many people in need appreciate this Mandarin offer. For people in Toronto that are struggling for food, here is the daily free food calendar. All the local places that offer meals at no charge.

http://torontomealprograms.blogspot.com ... genda.html
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kav2001c wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 7:04 am
???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?

Mandarin obv tries to make some money back via drinks
You tip at a buffet because servers have to deal with super rowdy groups of people that are scarfing down food and leaving behind dozens plates. Some plates full of food, others full of sauce not to mention two to three times the number of utensils of a normal restaurant.

Of all the buffets, it seems like Mandarin servers have their hands full.
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kav2001c wrote:
Jun 25th, 2019 7:04 am
???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?

Mandarin obv tries to make some money back via drinks
I would. Any person that ever joined me at a buffet would. Countless other people would. Servers often make less than minimum wage.
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