Date
19 October 2017
The food stall owners said offering meals at the lowest possible price is their way of helping poor people. Photos: Wikipedia, Facebook
The food stall owners said offering meals at the lowest possible price is their way of helping poor people. Photos: Wikipedia, Facebook

Why these food stall owners offer buffet lunch at HK$26

Two food stall owners in San Po Kong said they will continue to offer all-you-can-eat lunch deals at prices as low as possible in order to help poor people get by.

The stalls, which are located on the first floor of the cooked food center on Choi Hung Road, set buffet lunches at HK$24 and HK$26 each, well below the prices of similar meals offered in other diners, Sky Post reports.

A female stall owner at the food center, surnamed Wong, said she used to offer buffet lunch at only HK$10 per customer in 1990s but raised it to HK$24 to cope with the inflation, adding that customers can now choose from a wider array of dishes.

Asked why she is content with the low profit margin, Wong said she can relate to the hard life of poor people who make up her customers, adding she herself came from a poor family of eight siblings in the mainland.

She said some people had advised her to raise prices but she just did not have the heart to do so, adding that helping the poor in her own small way makes her happy.

Sky Post reporters who visited her stall noticed that some customers took away food even after they finished eating. However, Wong didn’t mind it all.

Another stall owner, also surnamed Wong, said offering buffet lunch for HK$26 is her way of contributing to society.

She also said she wouldn’t mind if a customer comes to her stall and eat on credit.

There are also customers who pay much more than the set price and ask for no change, she added.

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