The capital's popular North Indian restaurant Havemore at Pandara Road is offering a five percent discount to every voter. The discount is valid from Thursday to April 15 on every table up to a maximum of 15 percent off per table. (Agencies)
"We wanted to contribute in our own specific way. Ours is a family restaurant and this would give us a chance to show them our gratitude in our own way. We would want more people to go out and vote, and in lieu of that get such fabulous discounts," Vaibhav Bajaj, owner of Havemore restaurant, said.
Rara Avis, a French bistro in Greater Kailash 2 here, is also giving a five percent discount for the same period. The discount is valid on every table up to a maximum of 20 percent off per table.
While these may come across as a smart marketing strategy, Rajiv Aneja, partner at Rara Avis, begs to differ.
"The idea came about on a sudden spur of the moment, when we were wondering that what could we as a restaurant do in order to encourage the masses to vote. While it might seem to many people that this is a stunt to cash in on the election fever, on our part, we want to encourage more people from the community to go and vote.
"Moreover, if you notice closely, we are losing out on revenue by giving them a discount. We could have anyways done very well business-wise without such a promotion as well," he said.
There are more restaurants following suit. Dude Food in Satya Niketan is giving 10 percent discount if you will show your inked finger Friday and Saturday.
Fat Lulu's in Gurgaon is also offering a complimentary portion of garlic bread or dessert for every inked finger Thursday, while the Vasant Vihar-located Barrels is all set to refresh voters with their free mocktail on the house for every responsible citizen on voting day.
SOY in Khan Market is giving 20 percent flat discount to those who show their voting mark Thursday. Those with a sweet tooth can head to Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar to avail 15 percent discount on cupcakes.
Pure Punjab is offering a special AAP Platter, consisting of vegetarian specials like Bhatti da paneer, Subz seekh kebab and Aloo najakat. Their Congress Platter has more of non-vegetarian delicacies like Surkh lal chicken tikka, murg seekh kebab, meat vali seekh and more, and the BJP platter will spoil you with different Paneer curries, Gobi tamatar masala, methi malai matar, flavoured lentils, chicken curry, chicken khurchan and more.
Restaurateur Priyank Sukhija, who owns some of the most popular joints and clubs in the capital, says that voting is very important.
"When we vote, we are actually telling government how we feel about education, public safety, tax issues, social laws and other important issues. Voting is our chance to make a difference in our own lives and within the world.
"Just to encourage voting, this exercise is a reminder to all our customers to vote and this will fetch them 10 percent discounts at Pure Punjab in Khan Market, Lazeez Affaire in Sundar Nagar and The Flying Saucer Cafe at Nehru Place," he added.
Printvenue.com, an online customizing portal is providing Rs.100 off on any purchase through their website to the people who vote Thursday. Avail discounts on purchase of personalised products like customised mugs, keychains, phone covers and calendar.
Lakme Salon has also announced a 50 percent discount on hair cuts to encourage women to vote.
Valid for only Thursday, Fluid Gym has an Election Day offer too. Get a flat 50 percent off and it's applicable on 30 days and six months membership plans. There is coupon code provided on their Facebook page to help get the deal.
IndianOil is offering a discount of 50 paise per liter of petrol at select outlets across the city.
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The capital's popular North Indian restaurant Havemore at Pandara Road is offering a five percent discount to every voter. The discount is valid from Thursday to April 15 on every table up to a maximum of 15 percent off per table.