Curry in for free feed at Indian restaurant tonight
NO STRINGS, no questions. No worries about slaving over a hot stove.
The owners, Jothiraj Gurusamy and Devi Jothiraj, plan to give back the generosity they've received over the past year and a half since they opened the restaurant.
You would have to go far to find a more admirable display of reciprocity than at Yeppoon's Indian Tonight restaurant.
Tonight, Jothiraj and Devi will serve a free buffet meal for all customers who walk through their doors between 5pm and 8pm.
They don't normally open on Mondays.
Devi told The Morning Bulletin yesterday that since the cyclone ripped through Yeppoon, her customers had been mentioning that they knew of others who could barely afford food and other amenities.
Devi spoke to her husband about the comments she was hearing, and they decided to organise a free buffet night.
Jothiraj said he and his wife would have plenty of food for the 200-plus customers they expect to walk in on Monday night.
If the restaurant is full, Jothiraj said there would be takeaway containers available for people to take food home.
"Since we've been here, our customers and the Yeppoon community have been very good to us," Devi said.
"We want to offer a hand to those people who are still feeling the effects of the cyclone; plus give back to Yeppoon what locals have given us."
Jothiraj wanted to assure residents no one would be turned away. Food on the menu will include butter chicken, naan bread and green pea and potato curry.
The restaurant is in James St, next to Domino's Pizza.
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