One restaurant owner in Sapporo, Japan has come up with the perfect idea for preventing customers from ordering more than they can eat and, thus, cause wastage: by fining them.
The menu of Hachikyo states that all customers ordering the signature dish, rice with salmon roe, and leaving food on the plate will be “asked” for donations in the form of a surcharge, Gawker reports.
In other words, if you plan on taking the all you can eat challenge at this restaurant, you’d best be prepared to eat all that you order or else pay the $20 (€14.9) surcharge.
“According to the explanation in the menu, the working conditions for fishermen are harsh and so dangerous that it's not unknown for lives to be lost,” the menu reportedly reads.
“To show our gratitude and appreciation for the food they provide, it is forbidden to leave even one grain of rice in your bowl. Customers who do not finish their tsukko meshi must give a donation,” it further says.