Transmigration: The Farm Life of a 'Fool' Novel - Chapter 256
256. Chapter 256 Success
After roasting for a while, Xu Ran took them with tongs to burn, but no matter what, it couldn’t burn up, even if it was placed in the middle.
About an hour passed and Xu Ran could not sit still. He threw the stongs away and walked out of the kitchen angrily.
Liu Tong didn’t go to chase him. He just sat quietly in front of the stove and watched the Honeycomb briquettes being roasted. Time passed by without being aware of it and Liu Tong didn’t know how long he had been sitting. Suddenly, the Honeycomb in the fire burned up. Liu Tong hurriedly picked out the honeycomb briquettes from the fire and found that it still hadn’t extinguished. He felt so excited because it meant that Xu Ran had made it.
Liu Tong put the Honeycomb coal into the fire again to let it continue burning, and he immediately ran out of the kitchen to find Xu Ran.
The first place Liu Tong went to was the courtyard where they dried Honeycomb coals. Sure enough, he saw Xu Ran holding his chin in a daze while the Honeycomb coal in the yard was not damaged.
Liu Tong breathed a sigh of relief and walked over to grab Xu Ran’s hand. Xu Ran shook his hand away. “Tongtong, I’m not cold, and I don’t want to move. I need to figure out what went wrong so I can fix it.”
Liu Tong said, “Ran, there’s no problem. Honeycomb coal is fine. It’s already done. If you don’t believe me, you can go to the kitchen to have a look.” Liu Tong looked at him expectantly.
Xu Ran was stunned and asked, “Tongtong, are you serious?”
Liu Tong nodded and said seriously, “Of course I am.”
Xu Ran shook his head subconsciously, then he seemed to think of something and immediately stood up. He held Liu Tong’s hand and walked into the kitchen.
Liu Tong explained to Xu Ran how the Honeycomb coal burned up. The more he said, the more obvious Xu Ran’s smile was. It was a real success.
Xu Ran asked Liu Tong, “Tongtong, did you see it burning? Was there any smoke?”
Liu Tong thought about it seriously and shook his head. “No, Ran, I didn’t feel any smoke. I didn’t even notice it.”
Xu Ran said, “That’s good. It’s good that you don’t have smoke.”
It could burn up without smoke. That was all done. He didn’t have to think of any way to improve it. Xu Ran was really happy about this.
When they returned to the kitchen, the Honeycomb coal was still burning in the stove. The color of it had begun to change from black to yellow. When the coal was burned out, exposing the loess inside.
Xu Ran was so happy and he could not even hide his amile on his face.
To prove that there was no problem,and not just a coincidence, Xu Ran went to pick a few more and put them on the fire.
This time, it was much faster than the previous one, and lit up soon.They tried three or four in a row and they all burned up. Only then did Xu Ran could relax and pull Liu Tong out of the kitchen. He kissed him fiercely in a place where no one was around, “Tongtong, thank you. If you hadn’t been there today, I would have really destroyed those honeycomb briquettes.”
Liu Tong touched his eyebrows and said, “Ran, you’ve been too tired recently, so you were in such a hurry. You should have a good rest. We just came here and weu’re not in a hurry. Do not get too tired.”
Xu Ran smiled and kissed Liu Tong’s forehead again. “Tongtong, I know that my health has improved a lot in the past few years and I won’t be worn out. I need to have a home in Yanzhou as soon as possible, so that I can feel that I could really stay here. Tongtong, I think you should understand. It’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it?”
Liu Tong thought so of course. Although he recognized King Yan, he was still somewhat distant. He was not free in the mansion, so he couldn’t take that place as a home. They might have to stay in Yanzhou for many years, so only his own home can let his heart settle down.
He knew how busy and tired Xu Ran was these days, and he hated himself for being useless and not being able to help him.
The two of them secretly made out in a place that no one was around for a while, said some simple love words, and then held each other’s hand to get busy again.
They had a simple wish, to have a home that belonged to them as soon as possible.
The success of Honeycomb coal was a very big deal, and the happiest person was King Yan.
Because Honeycomb briquettes were simple to make and the cost was not high, even the poor can use them. What King Yan thought was that there shouldn’t be so many people frozen to death this year. Xu Ran was really a lucky star for him.
However, Xu Ran said, “This can’t be burned in the house without ventilation. It is easy to get poisoned to death. When it is burned, it must be safe in a place with ventilation. Therefore, I don’t agree with letting ordinary people use this as well. When my hotpot restaurant opens, someone will come and ask me. It won’t be too late to sell it then.”
King Yan thought about it and felt that it made sense. After all, he didn’t dare to say such words about the a case involving human life.
King Yan said, “When will your hotpot restaurant open? Are you ready? And is this hotpot restaurant only selling hotpot? It was fine when it was cold. If it gets hot, there would be no business. Do you have any other plans?”
Xu Ran said, “Of course, there is. I won’t have time to prepare until the next year. Now, the decoration is a little hurried. I have to wait until I could make end meet before I can decorate it. I’m not in a hurry now.”
Xu Ran didn’t say what he wanted to do next year. Although he had a general idea in his heart, he still had to wait until next year to tell them details. Who knew if it would change.
It was December soon, and the New Year was about to be coming. Xu Ran’s hot pot restaurant was almost ready. Xu Ran went to choose the days, and finally set the date on the fifth of December. The hot pot restaurant was called Red Tower, which was according to the color of the hot pot bottom and the color of the small building. The outside of the building was painted red, which was very good-looking.
The words on the Red Tower were personally written by King Yan. His floating fonts were carved on the crimson template, making the exquisite building more free and easy.
The people who cut the ribbon for Xu Ran’s Red Tower that day were King Yan and King Yan’s husband. The sound of firecrackers added some joy to the Yanzhou that had not been so lively for a long time.
The furnace had been ignited long ago, and the hotpot condiment on the table was starting to boil slowly. Xu Ran shouted loudly at the door, “First day, 20% off, limited materials, first come, first served!”
The onlookers didn’t understand what was the 20% off mean and asked Xu Ran, but more people were attracted by the fragrance.
Xu Ran knew that he would be busy on the first day, so he asked King Yan to borrow some people to help him.
Every person who entered would be served, making the guests feel that he was valued. First of all, this first impression was very good.
“Many modern stores are no longer selling food or anything else. They are selling services. They must insist that the customer is the Master, so they must treat them well.”
This is what Xu Ran said when he trained these servants, but it was estimated that these servants wouldn’t have to work here for too long. When the number of people gradually stabilized, there will be no need for so many people.
After Xu Ran explained what was meant by 20% off, the first floor was already filled with people. As for the private room on the second floor, there were not many bookings. Xu Ran had said before that hotpot required a lot of people to get together to have the atmosphere, and there were plenty of people on the first floor. So it was perfect to eat on the first floor.
And these receptionists also said that to the guests, so no one paid attention to the second floor.
However, there were only so many places on the first floor. And it took at least two hours to eat to eat the hotpot , so there were a lot of people waiting.
However, these people were not just waiting. Xu Ran had already prepared stools and there was a stove in the middle, so they could sit around the stove.There was also melon seeds and candies next to them. Xu Ran even asked Lu Qi to tell stories there.
In the end, they had managed to keep these people. No one would be willing to wait for two hours on such a cold day, and there was nothing to do.
After someone was finished eating, the table would be cleaned up soon. Those with the old and children would go in and eat first. The others wouldl wait, so that they wouldn’t have to wait for two hours actually.
Xu Ran asked Tangtang to be the cashier and Guoguo would go wherever he was needed.
Liu Tong and Shao Yu were busy cooking in the kitchen.
It was scheduled to open at noon, and it was just time for lunch. The gap between the rich and the poor in Yanzhou was quite big. It was not a problem for the rich to come for a fresh meal.
People were hurrying to and fro, this day has never stopped since the opening, all the way until dark. If it wasn’t for the lack of ingredients, they would probably still be busy. Some people were stopped by Xu Ran when they reached the door, they were told to come over tomorrow. He would make amends by giving them a 20% discount.
There was nothing they could do about the lack of the ingredients. After all, it was already too late to but them in the street. Plus, they would have a 20% discount if they came to eat tomorrow, so aside from being disappointed, they didn’t have any other emotions, they all said that they would come back tomorrow.
When they closed the door, everyone felt their backs aching and they were still hungry. Xu Ran and Lu Qi had been shouting for a whole day, and they were very thirsty. They let Liu Tong and the others make some food with the rest of the ingredients, so everyone would have something to eat.
After they finished packing up, all the people from the Mansion went back, leaving Xu Ran and his family.
I found Up Idol has good beginning. As for the rest, I didn’t know for the time being, ┑(￣Д￣)┍