Monday, Jul 28, 2014Monday, Jul 28, 2014
News
 

Customers mourning Japan dumpling boss to get free food

Published on Feb 12, 2014 6:40 PM
 
A Japanese dumpling restaurant chain whose president was gunned down late last year in a reported gangland killing is to give customers food coupons in gratitude for their support. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - A Japanese dumpling restaurant chain whose president was gunned down late last year in a reported gangland killing is to give customers food coupons in gratitude for their support.

Mr Takayuki Ohigashi, 72, the boss of the Gyoza no Ohsho (King of Dumplings) chain, was shot dead in December outside the company's headquarters in the ancient city of Kyoto.

A spokesman for the company said sales were up 20 per cent in the weeks after the bloody killing, as customer numbers swelled.

The company will give coupons for dumplings and other dishes to everyone who visits between Thursday and Saturday, it said.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here