B'lore: McDonald’s fined for serving non-veg to veggies

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Bangalore, Apr 27: Popular food joint, McDonald's on the New BEL Road, near MS Ramaiah College, has been slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 and shut down for a day for wrongfully serving non-vegetarian food to a family that had ordered vegetarian food.

45-year-old Vikram, a businessman by profession had ordered 4 vegetarian burgers at the food joint. The strictly vegetarian family was in shock when they bit on their burgers, only to find something amiss.

After returning to the food joint, the supplier admitted that they were wrongfully served chicken burgers. The family then asked for filing a complaint in the complaint register. The staff, however, failed to produce a complaint register following which the businessman called up the BBMP control room and asked to write a written complaint to the zonal medical officer.

"We are a vegetarian family and had performed Lakshmi Pooja on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya on Tuesday. But due to no fault of ours we were cheated into eating chicken burgers. This has hurt our religious sentiments," said Dr Devaki Umesh, medical officer, BBMP west zone as quoted by Vikram.

"We found out that there were problems with the serving of veg and non-veg food from the same area. We have asked the restaurant to have separate kitchens for veg and non-veg food and also supply them in trays of different colours. A fine of Rs 15,000 was levied on the restaurant. We have locked the restaurant and the keys are with us. We will inspect the restaurant again on Friday for compliance," she said.

"We closed down because of technical issues," said an employee of the food joint.

Meanwhile, the BBMP is all set to inspect restaurants in the city.

"We will pay surprise visits to the restaurants and see if everything is in order," said Dr Devaki Umesh.

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