Should restaurants let pretty people eat for free? - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Should restaurants let pretty people eat for free?

Posted: Updated:
NBC -  As if beautiful people don't catch enough breaks, one restaurant in China is also giving free meals to those who rank highest in the looks category, reports the Telegraph.

Customers who want to compete will be evaluated by a panel of local plastic surgeons. The 50 most attractive people each day will pay nothing for their meals.

Authorities were not happy with the promotion—saying that the Korean restaurant's sign did not have the green light to be there and that it damaged the city's image, according to the Telegraph.

On Tuesday, workers began removing the sign advertising the deal though the restaurant's manager said she would continue the deal.

More broadly, University of Texas at Austin Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh's research has shown attractive people "are more likely to be employed, work more productively and profitably, receive more substantial pay, obtain loan approvals, negotiate loans with better terms, and have more handsome and highly educated spouses."

It's not all bad news for those who don't score off-the-charts on the looks scale. Additional research published in Psychological Scienceshows average-looking faces are considered to be the most trustworthy.

Read more about the restaurant deal in the Telegraph.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Great Weather Headed Our Way

    Great Weather Headed Our Way

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:13 AM EDT2017-08-22 09:13:02 GMT

    Good Tuesday.  We will be hot and humid again today with the high reaching 93 degrees.  The heat index will top out in the upper 90s.  While we will see clouds building through the day, the chance for rain is very small, less than 20%. Wednesday marks a big change in our weather.  We will see a cold front moving through which will bring scattered showers to the area late Wednesday morning into early afternoon. 

    More

    Good Tuesday.  We will be hot and humid again today with the high reaching 93 degrees.  The heat index will top out in the upper 90s.  While we will see clouds building through the day, the chance for rain is very small, less than 20%. Wednesday marks a big change in our weather.  We will see a cold front moving through which will bring scattered showers to the area late Wednesday morning into early afternoon. 

    More
  • TWRA: Free hunting day set for Aug. 26

    TWRA: Free hunting day set for Aug. 26

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:15 AM EDT2017-08-22 07:15:13 GMT
    NASHVILLE --- Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. The TWRA encourages regular hunt...More
    NASHVILLE --- Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 26 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season. Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. The TWRA encourages regular hunt...More
  • Sen. Corker releases statement on President's Afghanistan strategy

    Sen. Corker releases statement on President's Afghanistan strategy

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:34:08 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. WRCBtv.com photoU.S. Sen. Bob Corker. WRCBtv.com photo

    Sen. Bob Corker released a statement Monday on President Trump's address on Afghanistan.

    More

    Sen. Bob Corker released a statement Monday on President Trump's address on Afghanistan.

    More
Powered by Frankly