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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weiwei drawing more crowds to McDonald at Taiwan

In Economics, the theory of ‘Consumer surplus’ explains - the difference between the maximum price a consumer is willing to pay and the actual price they do pay. If a consumer would be willing to pay more than the current asking price, then they are getting more benefit from the purchased product than they initially paid.  Often in Consumer products or in places likes eateries, a good [looking or otherwise but pleasant servicing] sales person can coerce one into purchasing and can also bring about loyalty to that particular shop or establishment. 

The McDonald's Corporation is the World's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald.  A McDonald's restaurant is operated by either a franchisee, an affiliate, or the actual corporation itself. 

Sometime back, Mcdonald’s Pune outlet was in news due to a reported outrageous incident of pushing out a child by the employees as it stood in a line along with a woman when the child came to buy a drink.  It was widely circulated in the social media stating that the woman who accidentally saw that,  purchased a drink and gave it to the child outside. She uploaded a picture of the child and the bill item on her Facebook account.

You most likely would have heard of the beautiful looking Valeria Lukyanova, a Russian as the name suggests ! Sure you know and most likely adore the beautiful doll which is even criticized as promoting an unrealistic idea of body image for  young women, leading to a risk that girls who attempt to emulate her becoming anorexic.  There is this ‘…….’ Syndrome ~ the desire to have a physical appearance and lifestyle representative of the doll. It is most often associated with pre-teen and adolescent females but is applicable to any age group.No prize for guessing – it is the famous World over ‘Barbie doll’.  She after many surgeries looks a living Barbie !

Here is another interesting report in MailOnline ………  McDonald's is not always considered the most glamorous place to work, however one server in Taiwan is bringing a little added allure to the counter.

Hsu Wei-han, whose age was not given, has been attracting plenty of customers to her branch of the fast-food chain in the city of Kaohsiung after she was discovered by a blogger.RainDog spotted the doll-like beauty and noted that Wei-han, who is also known as 'Weiwei' or 'Haitun' ('dolphin' in Chinese), was cute and wore a pink shirt and heels.

Overnight the McDonald's worker has rocketed to fame after the blog post received more than 6,000 likes.She has been called the 'cutest McDonald's goddess in Taiwanese history' after fans pointed out that the country's branches are famous for dressing up their female employees in cute themed outfits, such as sailors or maids.

Hsu Wei-han works in a branch in the city of Kaohsiung, and was  photographed by blogger RainDog who shared the images online.  The waitress is also known as 'Weiwei' or 'Haitun' ('dolphin' in Chinese) and has been noted for her wide eyes.

Followers of Weiwei in Kaohsiung are now scrambling to find out the branch where she works in the hopes of getting a peek at the wide-eyed waitress.However she is not the first of her kind. Other catering beauties and 'hunks' from Taiwan have included fruit, tofu, and cake vendors in capital Taipei, as well as a butcher who became affectionately known as the 'Pork Princess'.Despite her surge in popularity some readers have accused the blogger of manipulating the pictures, with some claiming the woman does not exist at all.However, her Instagram account suggests otherwise with her selfies earning her a loyal fan base of 29,000 followers. 

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

19th Aug 2015.

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