India takeaway takeaway restaurants have been accused of “disgracing” their customers by making their food “disgusting” in the lead up to the Indian national holiday of Dussehra.
The ad, which was published by a local newspaper, was spotted on Reddit last week.
It was also widely shared by the site’s community, and drew a response from users to their complaints.
It’s the latest example of a growing trend among Indian restaurants to cater to the country’s growing consumer base by catering to the needs of tourists rather than locals.
Many restaurants have also been forced to remove items from their menus in recent months, amid protests over the countrys poor sanitation and pollution standards.
According to a report by Indian Express, Indian takeaway restaurants are among the most expensive and the most popular in the country.
They’re typically more expensive than most Indian restaurants in terms of menu items and cost per dinum (about $12 to $14).
But unlike in other Asian countries, in India, there are no minimum or maximum prices.
In fact, there’s a generalisation that prices in India are more affordable than those in many other Asian nations, according to the report.
In a statement to Indian Express on Tuesday, a spokesperson for India’s Restaurant Council of India (RICI), which represents India’s takeaway restaurants, said the restaurant chain had “taken measures to ensure that the food is made with the utmost care, quality and safety”.
But the spokesperson did not specify what measures were being taken to ensure safety.
“It is our opinion that the advertisement was posted without proper information on the matter, including the name of the person responsible,” the spokesperson told Indian Express.
“We will be following up with the relevant authorities to investigate this matter.”
A number of complaints against the restaurant have been made on social media.
Many users expressed their disgust on social networks, accusing the restaurant of “inflating prices”.
“How could the owners of the restaurant do such a disgusting thing when the food was made in a safe environment?” one user posted.
Another user wrote: “What an embarrassment.
They should have added a warning about the food being ‘disgusted’ before posting it.”
The spokesperson for RICI did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.