"It inspires me to keep on cooking Indian at home."
Indian Fusion, an Indian restaurant in Canada, is giving away free food to help the less fortunate.
With the huge amount of excess food at the restaurant every day, the owner feels he should be giving back to the community.
So he puts up a sign at the back of the restaurant that reads:
“Dear friends, if you are hungry and have no money to pay, just ring the bell below or come in for a free meal box/coffee anytime.”
Adding a considerable touch, he displays another sign that advertises a tailored menu for the free meals.
It consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options as well as a beverage (milk/coffee/pop), and kindly asks these customers to inform the staff of any ‘allergy or dietary concerns’.
In addition, customers are invited to eat inside the restaurant and receive services like all the other customers.
Indian Fusion’s generous gesture quickly goes viral and CTV heads down to the restaurant in Edmonton to find out more.
Speaking to the news anchor, the owner says: “I thought, how many people can I go and ask: ‘Are you hungry?’ It’s not possible.”
“So I thought, why not put up a sign? In case somebody is hungry.”
But he feels there is a lot more he can do to support his community, saying: “I’m feeling sad, I think that I can do much more. I am already preparing food for other people. I am not going out of my way – this is my way of life. I am not doing anything extra.”
Fans of the restaurant are helping him spread the word on social media by sharing his story and giving Indian Fusion some of the best testimonials on the quality of their food and service!
David Meyer comments: “It’s our happy place and inspires me to keep on cooking Indian at home. I often will take food home to my mom when traveling back to BC for a visit, 1500km, yes, it’s that inspiring.
“The food is only equaled by the friendly smile and hospitality when we come In. Thanks for coming to Edmonton and sharing your creations with us.”
Keltie Swiniarski adds: “I have never been to your restaurant but I will be coming very soon after hearing about this, and I’m sure many others will be doing the same.”
Having been running in Edmonton for seven years, Indian Fusion prides themselves on using a traditional Tandoor to cook their dishes to enhance the food’s taste while making it healthier.