Opposing views: Is a fine for leftover food really the way to go?
Obesity, food portions and the region's apathy towards the value of food are elements for arguing for and against a restaurant in Saudi fining its customers for leaving leftovers.
September 18, 2011 3:58 by kippreport
Marmar restaurant in Saudi brings a whole new level to the argument your parents used to give you when they forced you to finish your food. The restaurant’s owner has put up signs inside their restaurant saying they would fine customers who do not finish their meals in a bid to prevent customers from overspending and buying more than they can eat.
“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,” Fahd Al Anzi, owner of Marmar restaurant in Dammam, was quoted in Emirates 24/7.
Is this fine justified? The Kipp is divided on this. Check out our arguments below and tell us which team you pick.