City restauranteurs are doing their bit to encourage citizens to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, with at least three prominent ones offering discounts to patrons who vote.
Per the schedule announced by the Election Commission, Maharashtra will vote for Lok Sabha 2019 elections in four phases – on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. Mumbaikars will vote during the last phase, on April 29.
In a bid to reward customers who vote, three city restaurants have announced discounts for patrons who visit their establishments after voting on April 29.
Restauranters Savin Shetty and Paveet Shetty, who run Sorriso Brasserie & Bar and Head Quarter restaurants in Mulund, will be offering a 20 percent discount on food at both establishments.
“Citizens play a pivotal role in the electoral process and we want to do our bit to ensure every eligible individual is exercising their constitutional right to vote in the upcoming polls,” Savin told Local Press Co.
“Our intention behind offering the discount is two-fold – to spread awareness about the upcoming elections among our patrons and reward them for casting vote,” he added.
The duo have also planned several activities before voting day to ensure their customers step out and vote.
While the Mulund-based restauranters will be running this campaign for the first time this year, Sanjay Newaskar of Tatus Nook will be continuing their tradition from last time.
Newaskar, who runs the Chinese and Thai restaurant in Goregaon West, will also be offering a 20 percent discount to voters on the election day.
“I have been doing this for many Lok Sabha elections now. During the Lok Sabha elections of 2014, our initiative received a good response from the public,” Newaskar told ANI,
“I am glad that I am able to contribute to a good cause in this way,” he said.
Meanwhile, industry sources say several other establishments may jump on the bandwagon as the election date nears.Back to latest news