A barbecue restaurant in Beijing named "Lancet" is now offering a new discount policy in an attempt to set itself apart even further from the average restaurant: Any guest who can prove they've had a paper published in one of three different medical journals in the past five years will be offered a discount of 30% on their meal, reports Xinhua.
"Lancet," named after the renowned medical journal "The Lancet," has been founded by Wang Jian, who graduated from Peking University's Medical Department and works as a surgeon in Jiangsu Province.
Since opening, "Lancet" has become a popular restaurant among medical professionals, but has little cache among the general public.
"I just wanted to attract some young doctors to communicate with each other initially," said Wang.
The restaurant did attract some high-level clients recently. The Senior Executive Editor of "The Lancet," Dr. William Summerskill, as well as his daughter, who is the Editor-in-Chief of "The Lancet" in Asian region, recently ate at the restaurant.
It's being reported the owner didn't want to charge Dr. Summerskill after the meal, and claims Summerskill insisted on paying full price for his meal, as he didn't bring any of his published works with him.