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Savvy 101-Year-Old Earns Seven Cents From Restaurant's Birthday Discount

There's a few perks to being over 100.


In a role-reversal, a restaurant in New Hampshire had to pay a customer for eating breakfast on Monday. According to WMUR, 101-year-old Joseph Nelson visited Belmont Restaurant in Manchester for his birthday breakfast. Instead of having to pay for his meal, the restaurant actually had to give him seven cents. This is because Belmont has a policy to give customers "a percentage off their birthday bill based on their age." However, 101 percent of the bill means Nelson was owed money. So what did Nelson eat for his 101st birthday? A simple meal of scrambled eggs and ham, with a slice of chocolate cake.

Beyond birthdays, restaurants have been known to offer customers discounts for a variety of reasons. A North Carolina restaurant made headlines last summer when they began offering a 15 percent discount to customers who prayed before their meal. In Iowa, a restaurant started offering discounts to diners who gave up their cell phones before their meals last November. Meanwhile in Calgary, a restaurant offers families a discount dependent upon the behavior of their children.

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