The sticker’s on the wall: Norwich restaurateur offers free Indian meal to those in need
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The owner of two Indian restaurants has launched a new initiative to offer their signature dish for free for people to claim, and is 'relying on the honesty of the people of Norwich' for it to work.
Customers to Namaste India and Namaste Village, both under the same ownership, will be given the opportunity to donate £4 towards a Masala Dosa, roughly half the price, with the business covering the rest.
A sticker with 'Dosa on the Wall' written on it will then be put on the window of the two branches on Opie Street and Queens Road, respectively, for people in need to exchange for a meal.
A Masala Dosa is a thin and crispy crepe rolled up and stuffed with a dry, lightly spiced potato, onion and mustard seed mixture.
Courtney Moppett, Marketing and Events Manager, said: 'The idea was originally produced by the owner Vijay Jetani who runs both Namaste India and Namaste Village.
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'He is very eager to share his kindness and good virtues with the community of Norwich as they have done to him by dining at the restaurants.
'People can take part by sponsoring a sticker for £4, and we will let them fill in a card with the date and a message.'
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Passersby will be able to see how many free Masala Dosas are on offer by the number of stickers.
The meal is available to individuals from all walks of life, but they are urging people to be fair when claiming.
Ms Moppett added: 'If you find you have forgotten your wallet and you need some lunch, you can take a sticker, if you are one of the less fortunate that has not had a meal in a few days, you can come and take a sticker too.
'It doesn't matter what walk of life you are from, if you should need it then it is there.
'We're really relying on the honesty of the people of Norwich for this concept to be successful.'
The initiative will begin straight away at Namaste Village, then at a later date at Namaste India.