Restaurant fines customers who don’t finish dish

A Saudi restaurant became the first eating outlet in the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom to introduce fines against customers who do not finish their food in a bid to encourage them to be moderate in their orders.

The restaurant in the eastern town of Dammam said its new rules are based on Islamic teachings, which prohibit extravagance in food and drinks.

“Some customers supported those rules while others said the restaurant has no right to do so…they said the restaurant could lose many customers because of such a decision,” Sabq Arabic language daily said.