A restaurant in Nha Trang has had its license suspended after a waitress threw food at two tourists for refusing to eat what was served to them.
After the incident was reported, inspectors found that Nhat Trang Seafood Restaurant was being operated without a food safety certificate. They fined the owner VND4 million (US$180) for that violation.
“The restaurant will be suspended until it obtains the certificate,” Nguyen Si Khanh, deputy chairman of Nha Trang People’s Committee, was quoted by VnExpress as saying.
Earlier two tourists complained that a waitress threw food at them after they refused to eat the restaurant's "expensive, cold fried rice" on February 15.
One of the customers, Phuong Mai from Hanoi, said when she and her friend demanded to return the dish and see the restaurant's manager, the waitress started throwing the remaining food on the table at them and told them to “get lost.”
Mai and her friend reported the case to local tourism authorities.
Tran Huu Ly, an official overseeing local businesses, said the restaurant owner has admitted the wrongdoing and dismissed the waitress.
The restaurant is also willing to apologize and offer a refund for the unwanted dish, Ly said.