More recently, elderly Koreans in Queens, NYC:December 21, 2012, 1:51 PM
McDonald’s Targets ‘Seat Hoggers’ in Thailand
Across Thailand, ubiquitous Starbucks and McDonald's outlets have become much more than a place for a quick coffee or a hamburger. Outlets are increasingly packed with students and freelancers camping out at the branches for hours, using the small tables as workstations.
But not for much longer. McThai—the sole McDonald’s franchisee in the country—earlier this week issued a notice limiting customers to a one-hour seating limit during lunch, dinner and weekend hours.
McThai—the sole McDonald’s franchisee in the country—issued a notice limiting customers to a one-hour seating limit.
It is not yet clear how stringent McDonald’s will be in enforcing these new rules, but the company—which has 178 restaurants across Thailand, serving seven million customers per month—is also discouraging customers from charging laptops and mobile phones for more than 30 minutes at electric outlets available in the fast-food restaurant.
The new rules come as many frustrated customers complain about not having seats to eat their meals, which are often crowded with customers using the tables to work or study for hours, long after their fries and burgers are all gone.
People are “hogging seats for group teaching or working” without ordering second or third meals, said McDonald’s Corporate Affairs Director Saichon Submakudom, who said the new move is “protect[ing] equal rights for all customers”.
Maybe not in our lifetimes la.
Can study under such places meh? Obviously to show off that they are studying. Like they are the only ones who study in the world. My friend n I also encounter such and she told me that she thought we at library instead of cafe. Ha ha!
Only Sony device mostly, haha!
Studying in fast food outlets & cafe is study fast & talk slowly & charge all your electronic devices No wonder I got no place to sit
Take the shot!
Actually last time when we used to study in Macs, it was really to see girls or study with girls. We all knew no studying will get done in public places like that. Hehe.
If true then SG govt must give MacDonalds a big tax break to foster more marriages to increase the population. They wasted money on the SDU. Maybe Starbucks can apply for the tax break - some people spend a lot of time there too.
Last edited by ricohflex; 4th February 2014 at 10:39 PM.
Nice concept store but looked like there were lots of students hogging all the tables even after all their drinks have been long consumed. Very annoying really. — Fransisca M. · April 3, 2013
Pacific Coffee Emporium 太平洋咖啡
Shop 6, Fashion Walk, 9 Kingston St, Causeway Bay, Causeway Bay
https://foursquare.com/v/pacific-cof...b056effc10d5feMany outlets have limited wifi (Y5zone free 20 mins) but not all and the problem with the larger stores is that they are hogged by students doing homework and people surfing the internet rather than drinking coffee.
Shop 1, New World Tower, 16-18 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China (Central)