Founder Bak Kut Teh’s Plead Backfired?

Founder Bak Kut Teh Cafeteria 发起人肉骨茶餐馆, a Bak Kut Teh restaurant in Singapore which claimed to operate more than 42 years, recently posted a plead in their official Facebook page, seeking help to support them during this COVID19 period, as their sales are affected drastically..

Bak Kut Teh is a pork rib dish cooked in flavory broth popularly served mainly in Malaysia and Singapore.

Hi everyone, this is Nigel here. Founder Bak Kut Teh will be shutting down if the situation doesn’t get better in the…

Posted by Founder Bak Kut Teh Cafeteria 发起人肉骨茶餐馆 on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

However, their online plead faced with many negative responses and criticisms from various online citizens, however the restaurant did not reply at all..

The original plead from their official Facebook page

Here is the full text extract of their original post:

Hi everyone, this is Nigel here. Founder Bak Kut Teh will be shutting down if the situation doesn’t get better in the next 2 months. It has been a really good 42 years… but the truth is, we might not make it for the many more 42 years to come.

我们自1978年创立以来,已有42年历史。目前是创店以来最艰难的时期。过去五个月来,我们的营业额严重下跌超过85%。未来两个月内再不好转,就必须结束营业。我们恳请大家一起来拯救我们的品牌、员工们的生计,以及传承下来的老味道。

In this last attempt to save our brand, we will give over 30% off curated sets for dine-in customers from 17 July to 17 August at selected outlets. This special discount is to thank you for your support during Circuit Breaker (we couldn’t have lasted this long without you) and to encourage you and your family to dine with us.

我们恳切请求大家给予支持,不让42年的努力付诸东流。发起人肉骨茶首次推出折扣超过30%的特备家庭套餐,从7月17日至8月17日,在发起人肉骨茶Hotel Boss, Bugis 和 Downtown East 分店。这项特别促销是为了感激大家在阻断措施期间的支持(如果没有你们的支持,我们无法坚持到现在),希望能鼓励大家再次上门。您的下一餐,对我们很重要。

We sincerely seek your support to not let our 42 years of hard work go in vain. Please save our brand, the jobs of our numerous employees and our heritage. 🙏 It’ll mean a lot to us if you can share this post, we promise to serve you with our very best.

In order to keep you safe while practising social distancing measures, please make reservations before visiting us.

Hotel Boss outlet: 📞 6816 2582
Bugis outlet: 📞 6255 3889
Downtown East outlet: 📞 6344 2588

Sincerely,
Nigel, Second-gen Owner of Founder Bak Kut Teh

Read the full letter here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCp5-YWHLLI/

#savefounderbkt #拯救发起人 @founderbkt

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