BRAMPTON, Ont. — This Canada Day, all 29 Mandarin Restaurant locations will be offering a free all-you-can-eat buffet to Canadian citizens, in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Customers will be required to present proof of Canadian citizenship in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport or Canadian citizenship card to receive the free buffet, which will also include a complimentary soft drink, tea or coffee. As Mandarin locations will not be accepting reservations on July 1, customers will be served on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The company expects line ups to begin early in the morning and estimates its restaurants will serve more than 40,000 spring rolls, 2,500 lbs of rice, 65,000 sweet-and-sour chicken balls and 40,000 fortune cookies.
“On behalf of my entire family, our staff and franchise partners, I’d like to share our gratitude to Canada and our loyal customers for 40 successful years in this great country,” says James Chiu, president and co-founder of Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation. “The support we’ve received since day-one has truly changed our lives and we’re very proud to be Canadian. We’re honoured to give back and say thank you to Canadian citizens with a free meal this Canada Day.”
In addition to the free buffet, Mandarin is also bringing back its Celebrate-Canada menu from July 1 to 31. The menu features Canadian classics such as poutine, butter tarts, Canadian pizza, Montreal smoked meat and maple-flavoured desserts. All of these items will be available for the free buffet promotion.
Mandarin is also running a Passport to China promotion for its anniversary, which customers can participate in online or in store. The contest runs from March 4 to November 30 and has prizes of free meals and trips for two to China.