… and this time, it’s Milano. Yesterday, I got a message from them that read, “Milano Restaurant invites U to watch tonight Germany & Spain on a big screen. No cover charge.”
I thought, wow, that’s cool. Milano’s food isn’t all that bad and their backyard garden is very cute, so I reserved there for four.
We get there around 9:30 to find out that they had seated us at the very back of the garden with the tiniest, unclearest tv in the world hanging overhead. We thought, okay, it’s not a problem, we did book rather late after all. We ordered drinks and asked for the food menu, decided we’ll order pizza, a burger, and an appetizer.
The waiter comes to take our order, and informs us of their brilliant idea on how to capitalize on football. Except, it’s really much sneakier than that of any other outery in Amman, because at least everyone else is very clear on the extra charges.
“There are no pizzas today, sir, only main courses,” he says.
“Ok, fine, we’ll have a burger then.”
“There are no burgers today, sir, only main courses.”
We take a look at the menu and realize that they mean steaks, escallopes, and fillets, all of which of course cost over 10 JDs.
“Alright, if we order a main course, can we at least have a salad or an appetizer on the side?”
“We’re sorry, sir, we only have main courses today.”
Of course, we decide to get up and leave. On the way to the door, we notice that there are many tables that were served appetizers and salads.
We ended up watching the game at Chilli House next door, where we ordered a burger, a cheese coney, pasta, two cokes, and fries for under 7 JDs. Plus, they were super friendly and served us coffee on the house.
I don’t understand these retarded marketing ploys. They trick you in a message to think that they have no minimum charge, and they treat you, their customer, pretty badly. Plus, we would have surely spent a lot more money there if it weren’t for that “we only serve main dishes” marketing ploy. We would have happily had a burger, a pizza, an appetizer, and several drinks over the two-hour length of the game, and their total would have surely been higher than the 20 JDs of two main courses.
Well, whatever. Milano lost themselves some clients- and clients that were more than happy to recommend them to friends and family.