A cafe in Covent Garden, London has come up with a clever way to charge it’s customers for lunch.
They don’t want a single penny from their customers when they decide to have a meal. Instead, customers are asked to perform a couple of exercises to pay for the food.
The cafe ‘Run For Your Bun’ is the first restaurant in the world to come up with a payment method that doesn’t require people to pay money.
All their payment docks are replaced with treadmills, rowing machines, and spin bikes.
When people arrive at the cafe, they are invited to choose an item from the menu and then are asked to perform High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on one or more of the machines.
Once a customer has completed the exercises written on their receipts, they can come back to the counter and collect their meal.
You can get a grilled chicken burger for a one-minute session on the rowing machine, a minute on the treadmill, one minute on the spin bike and a 60 seconds session of squats, lunges, and sit-ups.
The payment method was devised by David Lloyds Club’s personal trainers. They believe it will encourage people to stay fit because HIIT puts the body into fat burning mode.
This means that once they exercise, anything they eat will not put up any weight on them.