"they seemed happy enough and said the food was nice."
A restaurant manager revealed his disgust after two diners tried to claim a free meal by putting pubic hair in food.
CCTV footage from Jaan’s BBQ Kitchen Restaurant and Grill in Blackburn showed two men with various curries and kebabs in front of them.
One man is then seen putting his hands into his shorts twice and planting something, which is believed to be pubic hair, onto the food.
They allegedly then told the owner that they would not be paying for the food due to hair being in the meals.
Staff at the restaurant were “disgusted” and “shocked” that someone would try to cheat them in this way.
The manager told Lancashire Telegraph: “They came in early on a Thursday afternoon last month. They were one of our first customers as we normally open around 1 pm.
“They first asked about the half-price offer which we said was on Wednesday.
“They ordered the Jaan’s Mega Platter which costs £55. I remember thinking at the time this is certainly too big a meal for just two people and I even mentioned this to them.
“They also ordered some drinks and poppadoms.”
The waitress who served them said: “I went up to them and asked them if everything was ‘okay’ and they seemed happy enough and said the food was nice. They asked for more drinks.”
When it came to paying for the food, the men claimed that there was hair in the food.
The bill came to £67 and that included the Jaan’s Mega Platter which consists of three naan breads, chicken biryani, lamb biryani, chicken karahi, lamb karahi, seekh kebabs, chicken kebabs and six pieces of lamb chops.
Restaurant staff said it is enough to feed six people.
The manager said: “When it came to paying, they said there was hair in the food.
“We checked and there was hair on the biryani, kebabs and the naan breads as well.”
“At that point I thought something is a bit strange and checked the CCTV and it showed one man putting his hands under his cap and then into his shorts twice and sprinkling the contents on to the food.
“We argued for eight to 10 minutes and I told them the hair had been planted. Eventually they gave just £20 and left.”
He was left saddened that someone would attempt to cheat the restaurant. He added:
“It has not been an easy time for businesses and this was shocking. If we didn’t check the camera that day then there was no way of finding out the truth.
“We have always tried to help with any customer queries and go out of our way to help people. We have got great reviews from people.
“We run a clean place and things like this are horrible and unfair on hard working folk.”