According to Suhail, VendiGo is Thiruvananthapuram’s first ‘multi-restaurant ordering’ platform and has the potential to emerge as the future of the food takeout and delivery segment.
Eateries, online delivery platforms, transport and travel services to benefit from govt move
While their motto is keeping things refreshing constantly refining the service, environment and ambience their Onam Sadhya has held on to its authenticity through nearly two decades.
A few colouring agents such as tartrazine, sunset yellow, carmoisine, ponceau 4R, erythrosine and brilliant blue FCF were banned by the government for some food items.
Several complaints of additional service charges by restaurants, hotels: Ministry of Consumer Affairs
For the year 2020-21 and 2021-22, 99 and 413 complaints were filed respectively, regarding the levy of service charges on the National Consumer Helpline.
On July 4, the CCPA came out with the new guidelines barring hotels and restaurants from levying service charges automatically or by default in food bills.
Apart from installing CCTV cameras, the owners were told to inform police about anti-social activities and other issues
The NRAI said that in case there is a need for such change, there has to be either a new law or an amendment in the existing laws.
The restaurant owners asserted that service charge was not levied discreetly as it is mentioned on the menu and the bill as well.
Several eateries in the city — big and small — have been redoing and changing the way food is cooked, to ensure people don’t think twice before they head out to eat.
While members of hotel and restaurant associations have accepted the order and the statement from the minister, they also said that it is not new.
Panampilly Nagar has evolved into Kochi’s food hub. TNIE reporter Steni Simon and lensman A Sanesh walk through the avenue to check out what’s cooking
The government had extended the hotel, restaurant and eateries' timings till midnight from 10:30 pm in October 2018 but following the outbreak of COVID-19, the business timings were curtailed.
NRAI in a statement has said that levy of service charge by a restaurant is a matter of individual policy to decide if it is to be charged or not.
Minister Piyush Goyal said if restaurant owners want to pay higher salaries to their employees, they are free to increase rates on their food menu as there are no price controls in the country.
During the meeting, representatives of NRAI and FHRAI said that levying of service charges was not illegal.
In an order issued on Monday, the excise department of the Delhi government extended the Excise Policy 2021-22 for two months till July 31.
Minister of Health Veena George held a meeting of the food safety officers on Monday to chalk out plans for the food safety drive ahead of the monsoon season.
The restaurants and pub owners in the national capital expressed happiness over the revised timings to operate the outlets under the new excise policy.
"When the government has permitted 24x7 operations of all commercial units in the city, why do police officials force us to close down by 11 pm," asked Vijay, a restaurateur