Hong Kong restaurant surprises quarantines with pizza delivery
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they also come in the form of a generous pizzeria.
Dough Bros, a popular pizza place in Hong Kong, hosted a surprise delivery of fresh slices last Thursday to those in quarantine facilities at Penny’s Bay and Lei Yue Mun, and the Dorsett Kwun Tong Hotel.
“Well done to everyone who is currently locked up in government quarantine centers. Hope you enjoyed the pizza and the donuts! ” Dough Bros, which has offices in Happy Valley, Central, Kennedy Town and Wanchai, wrote on Facebook.
The delivery was a welcome relief for those in quarantine, who put up with unappetizing meals and questionably prepared foods provided by a caterer who now faces lawsuits on its alleged poor hygiene standards.
During a check carried out by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, it was found that Danny Catering Service had dirty food and items stored at inappropriate temperatures in its production facility, according to the South China Morning Post.
Earlier this month, at least 16 people contracted food poisoning in Penny’s Bay. The caterer has since been replaced.
Online, people stranded in quarantine have expressed appreciation for the delivery of pizza from Dough Bros. “Thank you very much !! These pizzas were the highlight of my weeks there! One person wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook post.
Others praised Dough Bros for skillfully seizing a golden PR opportunity. The restaurant act received considerable media coverage, and photos of their delivery were also shared on Instagram and Facebook, as well as the local LIHKG forum.
“Well, that’s where I’ll get my next pizza!” »A Twitter user commented.
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