Mei Mei Dumplings Encourages 'Disloyalty' For AAPI Heritage Month

Photo: Mei Mei

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's not every day that a restaurant encourages its customers to seek out other places to eat, but one dumpling spot in South Boston is doing just that for the month of May.

Mei Mei at 58 Old Colony Ave. is running a "Dumpling Disloyalty" campaign to commemorate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Anyone who buys dumplings at eight different AAPI-owned businesses in Massachusetts during the month will be rewarded with a Mei Mei e-gift card and "Boston Runs on Dumplin'" mug.

The campaign is not affiliated with Dunkin' and purchases from Mei Mei are not required.

"It’s a tough industry, so we know how hard it is to run a restaurant business, and so anything that we can do to help support each other, we know will help the whole community in the end," Mei Mei managing partner Alyssa Lee told WBZ NewsRadio Tuesday.

Mei Mei chose the number eight for the campaign because it is the luckiest number in Chinese and other Asian cultures, representing prosperity.

"We really want folks to go try all different types of cuisines," Lee said. "Our dumplings we call 'creative Chinese American.' It’s great to go try a few new places."

Anyone looking to participate should follow the restaurant's instructions:

  • Take photos or screenshots of your receipts that include the date and the items ordered
  • Email the pictures to
  • Receive an e-gift card for your next order of dumplings
  • Visit Mei Mei to pick up your Boston Runs on Dumplin’ mug by June 30

WBZ's Mike Macklin reports.

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