French Restaurant Institutes Fine For Wasted Food

Here’s a fun one, via the Morning News: The proprietor of the French restaurant in Switzerland called Patrizietta was sick of seeing patrons load up on the buffet and waste a bunch of food, so he took matters into his own hands. At La Patrizietta, membership to the Clean Plate Club is free, but you face a fine of five francs if you don’t join:

According to the 20 Minutes newspaper, for those who do not finish the whole meal an extra five francs is added to the bill.

The restaurateur Giovanni Tafuro, who took over in April very soon became conscious of the amount of food being wasted through the lunchtime buffet, ‘The Local’ reported.

“I wanted to send a strong signal. It made me sick to see so much food being thrown out,” Tafuro said.

You know what, I admire this guy’s chutzpah.

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