Chinese man opens “Encounter Restaurant” creating new social mode

近日,湖北武漢一家火鍋料理店走紅社交網絡,快來圍觀,看看有什麽特色?也許有機會可以來這兒逛逛呢!

A hot pot restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei Province, has recently become a hit on social media. Since it opened on Feb. 14, it has successfully matched many young couples, gaining it the title of "Encounter Restaurant."

近日,湖北武漢一家火鍋料理店走紅社交網絡。該店從今年2月14日開張至今,已撮合多對陌生男女交友成功,被稱爲“邂逅餐廳”。

Li You, born in 1993, and Peng Qi, born in 1996, both from Wuhan, are the founders of this restaurant. At the end of last year, Li quit his job as a pilot and began to develop the “Encounter Restaurant”, while Peng, who studied mechanical engineering at university, provided technical support for the design of the restaurant.

1993年的武漢小夥李鈾和1996年的彭麒是這家“邂逅餐廳”的創始人。2018年底,李鈾辭去飛行員的工作開始籌辦“邂逅餐廳”,而學習機械出身的彭麒則爲店面特殊的裝修設計提供私图。

The restaurant is divided into an eat-alone area and a dating area. The dating area has 10 seats, where men sit on the left and women sit on the right, separated by a removable wooden board. If both customers want to get to know each other better, they can press a button above the dining table that moves the board so that they can eat together.

“邂逅餐廳”客座分爲獨食區和交友區。交友區有10個座位,按男左女右劃分,中間由一扇可活動的木板隔開。如果對座顧客雙方均有交友意向,即可打開餐桌上方的特殊機關使木板落下,和對面的陌生人開啓“邂逅模式”,共同用餐。

Written on the guest tables in the restaurant are the words “Would you like to find someone to eat with?” alongside small items such as flowers, dolls, and guestbooks.

店內客座桌面上貼有“想找人一起用餐嗎?”的字樣,並擺放著鮮花、玩偶和陌生食客留言本等小物件。

26-year-old Mr. Sun has visited the "Encounter Restaurant" many times, and has already made two friends. “The first time I came to this restaurant was just to try something new. I fell in love with it for its warm-hearted atmosphere. I hope to make more new friends here,” he said.

26歲的小孫曾多次光臨“邂逅餐廳”,他已在這裏結交到兩位朋友。“我第一次來這家餐廳是嘗個新鮮,後來因爲它暖心的氛圍就慢慢地愛上了這裏,希望能認識更多新朋友。”他說。

“More women come to the restaurant than men. The dating area is more popular than the eat- alone area,” said a member of the restaurant waiting staff.

餐廳的一名服務員說:“該店顧客女性多于男性。交友區比獨食區更受青睐。”

“ The ‘Encounter Restaurant’ receives 170 customers per day and is very popular among young people. Young people today are busy with work, with smaller social circles. I hope the ‘Encounter Restaurant’ can provide them with an easy and fun way to meet people,” said Li You.

李鈾介紹,“邂逅餐廳日均接待170位顧客,頗受年輕人歡迎。當下年輕人忙于工作,生活圈子太小,希望“邂逅餐廳”能給他們提供一個輕松有趣的交友平台。”