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Bars reopen in Delhi; here's all you need to know

09 Sep 2020

Bars reopen in Delhi; here's all you need to know

After a five-month hiatus, bars, restaurants, hotels, and clubs will start serving liquor in Delhi on a trial basis till September 30, barring containment zones.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

Now, delivery executives log out from Zomato over reduced payments

17 Sep 2019

Now, delivery executives log out from Zomato over reduced payments

Just as Zomato tries to end the dispute with the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and bring several departed restaurants back online, another problem has started brewing - outgoing delivery executives.

Zomato sacks 541 employees as improved automation made them 'redundant'

08 Sep 2019

Zomato sacks 541 employees as improved automation made them 'redundant'

Online food delivery and restaurant discovery platform Zomato has laid off 541 people across customer, merchant, and delivery partner support teams.

Amid stand-off, Zomato to now launch Gold for delivery services

01 Sep 2019

Amid stand-off, Zomato to now launch Gold for delivery services

The stand-off between the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and food-tech giants over high discounts at restaurants through passes like Zomato Gold appears to be resolving.

Amid Zomato's fight with restaurants, how will you be impacted?

21 Aug 2019

Amid Zomato's fight with restaurants, how will you be impacted?

Food-tech giants Zomato and Dineout are in the midst of a major stand-off with several Indian restaurants that claim the companies have been offering too many discounts to their customers.

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

13 Dec 2017

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

The SC has rejected the Centre's argument that selling of mineral water at above MRP is illegal, ruling hotels/restaurants can legally charge customers over the printed price.

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

12 Dec 2017

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

If you buy a bottle of water at any hotel or restaurant, chances are you would have been charged much more than the MRP.

GST on restaurants to reduce, but may not benefit customers

31 Oct 2017

GST on restaurants to reduce, but may not benefit customers

A panel of state finance ministers headed by Assam FM Himanta Biswa Sarma had recommended that goods and services tax (GST) on restaurants be reduced from 18% to 12%.

Post-GST, fewer customers having to pay service charge

31 Aug 2017

Post-GST, fewer customers having to pay service charge

Looks like the government's awareness drive on the voluntariness of paying service charge at restaurants as well as the new GST regime are producing results.

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

09 Jul 2017

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

21 Apr 2017

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

14 Apr 2017

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.