Manadarin Offering Canadian Citizens Free Canada Day Buffet Meal

Published on: 2019/06/27 - in News

Mandarin Restaurants is celebrating 40 years in Canada by offering all Canadian citizens a free buffet meal at any Mandarin restaurant this Canada Day.

Proof of Canadian citizenship is required to attend on July 1 when customers will also receive complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee along with their meal.

Also during July, Mandarin will also be introducing its “Celebrate Canada” menu which includes select nationally-inspired foods like Poutine and Maple Barbecued Ribs.

The Mandarin Retaurants founders, who immigrated to Canada in 1979 to start a small à la carte restaurant in Brampton – commissioned a survey that revealed 52% plan to celebrate the nation’s birthday by sharing a meal with family and friends with that number increasing to 58% in Ontario where Manadarin’s 29 restaurants are located. The founders also share the sentiments of 90% of Canadian survey respondents who believe they have better opportunities living in Canada than if they lived somewhere else in the world.

“On behalf of my entire family, our staff and franchise partners, I would like to share our gratitude to Canada and our loyal customers for 40 successful years in this great country,” said James Chiu, President and Co-Founder of Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation. “The support we have received since day one has truly changed our lives and we are very proud to be Canadian. We are honoured to give back and say, ‘Thank You!’ to Canadian citizens with a free meal this Canada Day.”

The Canada Day free buffet meal takes place between noon and 8:30pm (last seating) on July 1, 2019 at all Manadarin Restaurants – including Kingston’s 1300 Bath Road location that opened in May 2015 – on a first come, first served basis.  No reservations will be taken for that day.

This event is for all Canadian citizens and customers must bring proof of citizenship in the form of a Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, or Canadian Citizenship Card.

Manadarin says lineups are expected to begin early in the morning and estimates more than 40,000 spring rolls, 2,500 pounds of rice, 65,000 sweet and sour chicken balls, 40,000 fortune cookies and more will be served to their customers.

Between July 1st and 31st, Mandarin customers can enjoy its special “Celebrate Canada” menu based on its survey’s results for Canadians’ favourite nationally-inspired dishes, which include Poutine (49%), Butter Tarts (39%), Canadian Pizza (35%), Montreal Smoked Meat (27%), and Maple-flavoured Desserts (27%) along with other classic Canadian favourites.

Mandarin is also celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a contest for a chance to win free trips, plus all monthly winners will receive 10 free meals at Mandarin.

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