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

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D0ntgiveajack wrote: Maybe Canada day isn’t a busy day bc people cottage and bbq. But if a group of 10 come in, all citizens then that’s nuts.
Mandarin is busy every day. That day will be absolutely insane. I can't imagine trying to go that day.
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kav2001c wrote: ???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?
Umm, this is Canada, you tip, even at a buffet.

Why? Because your servers and other wait staff are paid the same scratch servers are paid at a-la-carte restaurants. And being a buffet I'd argue their workload is higher. Having to continuously clear your table of those little plates as people go back again and again?

Tip you wait staff, or move to a country that doesn't tip.
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kav2001c wrote: ???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?

Mandarin obv tries to make some money back via drinks
The wait staff have to work just as hard at a buffet because they are constantly clearing plates, taking drink orders, etc. The job is no easier than a traditional course-based restaurant. In Canada, the custom is to tip.
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kav2001c wrote: ???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?
You're right! Especially at a free buffet. What is 15% of zero?

Obviously, just like kav2001c, we are both kidding. You are supposed to tip on the regular price.
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kav2001c wrote: ???
Who would ever tip at a buffet? And why?

Mandarin obv tries to make some money back via drinks
You're embarrassing yourself bro. Lol
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I bet many of those people justify not having to tip because they have to wait 6+ hours to get in.
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Some people wouldn't tip even if they had to pay. :rolleyes:
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Bebo123 wrote: where is this from? Quite impressed with the lady in white sweater and her two heaping plates...
Anyone wash their hands....
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GTEH!
Good luck to anyone who'll be going to this Freebie.
From years past when Mandarin had this Promo, the lineups were crazy ( as per the media reporting on it).
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PulkitK57038 wrote: Although I am not a Canadian Citizen yet, I am not jealous of you all, just wanna say, don't sell your identity to China!!!!!!!!
Trust me, if I was a hacker, this is a good day for me
How pathetic must you be to think a generous restaurant owner giving away free food is trying to steal your identity just by looking at your citizenship card? You think Mandarin gives a crap about who you are or has the interest of giving up their multi-million dollar business to go into the spy/hacking business? Oh wait of course, you're probably just one of those ignorant Trump supporters who thinks anything said in r/the_donald is completely real.

I find it pathetic how ungrateful 90% of the people in this thread are. How many times do you see a meal that's 100% off? If you don't find it worthwhile then how about stfu instead of complaining "oh too many people what a shitty event" or "this restaurant sucks"? I don't even like Mandarin myself, but it does not suck since obviously it makes 100 times more money than you, and probably more money than most other buffets here in GTA. Another store offering 10% off their popular item and you'd all be licking their asses, and here we have a generous, good-willed and completely free celebration and people are f-cking sour grapes cause they know they won't be able to participate in it due to it being too popular. Of course the people complaining could just be racist idiots who thinks anything even remotely related to China is bad despite 90% of their pantry being filled with stuff imported from China.
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Bebo123 wrote: where is this from? Quite impressed with the lady in white sweater and her two heaping plates...
LOL old man with gray hair tries to do the same one-handed-plate scoop technique like the white sweater woman but fails miserably with only half a plate full
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PulkitK57038 wrote: ↑ Although I am not a Canadian Citizen yet, I am not jealous of you all, just wanna say, don't sell your identity to China!!!!!!!!
Trust me, if I was a hacker, this is a good day for me
Heartcloud wrote: How pathetic must you be to think a generous restaurant owner giving away free food is trying to steal your identity just by looking at your citizenship card? You think Mandarin gives a crap about who you are or has the interest of giving up their multi-million dollar business to go into the spy/hacking business? Oh wait of course, you're probably just one of those ignorant Trump supporters who thinks anything said in r/the_donald is completely real.

LOL. That's some quality "soon to be Canadian Citizens" that are coming in... "Oh no Mandarin gonna steal my identity and sell it back to China!"

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I used to work at the Mandarin and you definitely should tip. There was the odd table that wouldn't-- sometimes very large tables too.

Servers at licensed restaurants make a lower minimum wage because they depend on tips.
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Wallet safe :rolleyes:
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For anyone wondering, it’s usually $19 at lunch and $28 at dinner for their buffet. So if your time and/or sanity is worth more than that, go on another day.

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