An Indian restaurant in Baden in the Swiss canton of Aargau threatens those who don’t finish their plates with fines. The system has been in place for two years, reports Le Matin.
In a bid to cut food waste the Casanova restaurant has come up with a system of CHF 5 fines for unfinished plates. Wasted food is a particular problem at the restaurant’s buffet. Diners with eyes larger than their stomachs load their plates with more food than they can eat and the uneaten portion ends up in the bin. Customers regularly leave have eaten plates to taste another dish, explained restaurant boss Sulman Ghauri.
The CHF 5 franc fine system has been in place for two years. 90% of customers approve of the system, said Ghauri. However, the restaurant has never forced anyone to pay the fines. Instead they act as a warning. Although, Ghauri says he is ready to enforce fines for anyone who ignores the warning.
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The idea is a very welcoming me drvelopment designed to.reduce food wastage
Robert Kerr says
Here in Switzerland everything is more expensive to produce, including food products. So all buffets have very specific rules. This 5 CHF fine is more that reasonable since it not only limits waste but helps a business owner maintain profits.
C’est bien ce fonctionnement, ça évite le gaspillage et le respect de alimentation