Beijing Mao-era Restaurant Leaves Locals Seeing Red

From Xinhua:

Waitresses in green army uniforms and red “Serve the People” armbands salute customers and greet them with “I swear to Chairman Mao that I will serve you with all my heart.”

The young women, mostly about 20 years old, then usher the customers through the main entrance of the Mao-era restaurant, whose facade resembles a bunch of books, the “Collected Works of Mao Zedong“, set in the middle of a red flag.

But the “Red Flag Fluttering” eatery, which opened in south Beijing’s Daxing District last year, could be starting a revolution among locals, who are questioning the taste of its theme more than its food.

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