Fines for customers who don't finish meal

Move intended to encourage customers not to overspend

Customers going into a Saudi restaurant were surprised to see a notice that they would be penalised if they do not finish the food they request. Owners said the move is intended to encourage customers not to overspend. 

“We decided to fine customers who do not finish their food and many of them have already welcomed the move,” said Fahd Al Anzi, owner of Marmar restaurant in the eastern port of Dammam.

“We just want to encourage our customers to rationalise their expending following news of famine in Africa…we took the decision after we noticed that some customers order food that is much more than what they actually need…..the fine depends on how much food they leave behind.”


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