An Indian restaurant is letting her customers dine with the dead after they built their business around an old Muslim cemetery – and the owner says the real coffins are key to his flourishing business.
The New Lucky Restaurant features tables scattered around real coffins which the owner Krishan Kutti decided to preserve the graves rather than ripping them out to make way for his restaurant. But despite the ghoulish interior, the restaurant has become a popular hang-out.
Kutti who has little idea who the graves belong to said:
“The graveyard brings good luck. Our business has been flourishing because of these graves. It gives people a unique experience. We have maintained the graves as they were. Our customers don’t seem to mind.”
Around a dozen graves lay inside the restaurant, and have been sealed off by iron grills. Every morning, when the shutters of the restaurant are pulled up, waiters spend some time wiping the gravestones and decorating them with fresh flowers.
“We begin our day by paying respects to the graves. We wipe them and cover them with cloth and also shower flowers on them. It is important to respect the dead,” said Kutti.
Customers, on the other hand, don’t seem to concerned about the presence of the dead. They just come to relish tea and butter rolls.
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