Mexico Restaurant Offers Free Chicken Wings For Huawei Users

A restaurant in Mexico is offering free chicken wings to any customers who use Huawei phones, just days after the United States banned the tech giant.

The restaurant told its customers: "We understand your pain."

The flyer for the deal. Credit: CEN
The flyer for the deal. Credit: CEN

The free wings are being dished out at the Alitas Americas ('America Wings' in English) restaurant, which is located in the city of Ecatepec, in the central Mexican state of Mexico.

The offer read: "Because we understand your pain, free wings! Show us your Huawei and have a free order when you buy a couple's meal."

The company also added on social media: "We are with you! Free chicken wings for Huaweiusers! From Thursday to Sunday, 6 pm to 1 pm, come visit us or order a delivery to your house and try the 21 delicious flavours."

The tempting deal has been popular with social media users, having had over 1,600 comments and 800 shares.

One person said: "Let's go there we should make the most of our mobile phones."

Another added: "We should take advantage, having a Huawei has its advantages".

Chicken wings. Credit: CEN
Chicken wings. Credit: CEN

The offer was put in place in the wake of the breakdown of the relationship between the Chinese mobile phone company and Google - with the American tech giant restricting Huawei from some updates to its Android operating system.

The BBC reported that the move comes after the Trump administration cracked down on Chinese tech companies and added the telecommunications giant to a list of businesses that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence.

Huawei's General Manager, Tony Jin Yong, has said the conflict has had an impact on people's minds because 'there is a lot of confusion, misunderstanding and false information'.

He also said Huawei had been working on its software for years as a plan b, in case Google barred them from using Android.

According to Sky News, it is believed that Huawei users will end up having to use a public version of the operating system called Android Open Source Project - that system doesn't include standard Google apps such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Photos and YouTube.

A Google spokesperson told Reuters: "We are complying with the order and reviewing the implications."

The spokesperson added: "For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices."

Still, though: free chicken wings!

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel (yeah, yeah, I know) and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

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