Restaurant Fined $90,000 For Giving Women Different Menu When They Dine With Men
When you head out on date night, chances are you're wanting to leave all the hum drum of life at the door and enjoy an evening connecting with your partner.
Whether you hit up cheap food stalls or an expensive restaurant, you'll still be mindful of what you're spending just in case you end up going way over budget.
But imagine sitting down at a restaurant and not know what anything costs.
That's what used to happen at a ritzy eatery in Lima, Peru, however it only applied to women when they dined with men.
According to Fox News, La Rosa Nautica, in Miraflores, used to give women a gold menu that didn't list the prices for any of its expensive dishes, while men would be given a blue menu that explained what everything cost.
The restaurant denied accusations that the practice was discriminatory to the Associated Press, and defended its belief that the system allows its patrons 'to enjoy a romantic evening with their partner without taking into account the cost of the services'.
However, authorities didn't see it that way.
The National Institute for the Defence of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property challenged the practice and has fined the restaurant $90,000.
The agency said women should have 'access to the same list of dishes with prices included'.
The institute's Liliana Cerrón said: "These small things may seem harmless. But at the end of the day they are the basis of a chauvinistic construct reinforcing differences between men and women."
While the practice has been slammed by equality activists, at least it wasn't as bad as what happened at a Perth restaurant in Australia.
An Indian restaurant that has been hit with a $14,000 fine after pet food meat was found in their kitchen, reports the Daily Mail.
The owner of Canning Vale's Cafe Marica, Kopikaran Krishnasamy, defended the accusations to his restaurant, by saying the meat was never served to people.
He also made the odd claim it was not pet meat and only labelled that way to avoid tighter food regulations - seems legit.
This statement was actually contradicted by a spokesperson for the business who said the meat ended up in the kitchen because a chef was unable to read English fluently.
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