Glasgow Chinese language restaurant provides ‘non-refundable’ Christmas deposit to meals financial institution sparking debate

A Chinese language restaurant in Glasgow has induced a stir on-line for utilizing a buyer’s £50 deposit on food bank provides after they cancelled their Christmas reservation.

Wong’s in Maryhill shared the choice on social media, sparking loads of debate amongst Glaswegians.

The takeaway posted on Facebook: “One in every of our prospects have cancelled their Christmas Day reservations. As we have now talked about earlier than, deposits are non-refundable.

“They paid a £50 deposit, which we have now used to purchase some meals for the meals financial institution at Tesco.”

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Many contemplate the gesture an act of goodwill, though a few of the 500 commenters beneath the put up suppose in any other case.

One individual supported the takeaway’s choice, stating: “Personally if I booked and advised it was non-refundable I might be more than pleased if I believed my deposit had gone to purchase meals for the meals financial institution to assist others.”

One other agreed: “I believe what you have performed is wonderful, you may haven’t stated something and stored the cash, what an excellent gesture effectively performed.”

An offended commenter acknowledged: “Ought to have refunded it again, lots discover to get area crammed, and clearly you did not want it as you’ve spent it, suppose this has backfired on you. Price of residing is thru the roof and so they in all probability could not afford to eat out now, no less than they gave you lots discover.”

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One other stated: “Deposit ought to have been returned, the enterprise suffered no detriment with this a lot discover. Poor present.”

Following the heated debate, Wong’s took to social media to shed extra gentle on the state of affairs.

They stated: “Because of the many unhealthy feedback on the latest put up, we wish to diffuse a number of misunderstandings.

“The one data we are able to disclose on social media is that there was a complication when a buyer requested to cancel an Christmas reserving. The shopper in query was extraordinarily aggressive and threatening throughout the incident, and refused to co-operate with our employees.”

The Wong’s proprietor advised Glasgow Reside: “He was actually aggressive.

“If he advised me properly that they determined to cancel the reserving, it could’ve been high quality. However he was aggressive to us.

“The rationale I made the put up was as a result of his perspective was actually unhealthy. I did not need to promote I wished to let him know that I am not taking your cash into my pocket.”


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