Colaba Restaurant Imbiss Accuses Karma For Poaching Their Menu And Staff
Imbiss was located at the popular shopping location of Mumbai Colaba Causeway and has shut operations in June. However, another restaurant has opened in its place called Karma and according to a report by Mid Day, Imbiss management is saying that the new restaurant has poached its menu and staff. Imbiss intends to open another outlet at Bandra or Powai soon.
Imbiss Menu And Staff Poached
“It has come to our notice that the owners of Karma have stolen the names of several items from our menu and are using the goodwill of our brand that we garnered in the five years that Imbiss was running at the same location,” said Dhiresh Verlekar, operations manager at Imbiss while speaking to Mid Day. “We have written to Zomato highlighting instances where they have tried to mislead our loyal customers. We hope that action will be taken soon.”
“They (Imbiss) don’t have a patent on the dishes. We have the same chef who previously worked at Imbiss, and he suggested some dishes, which we included in the menu. I haven’t tasted the food at Imbiss, but I guess the taste will be similar,” Bala Biradar, owner of Karma to the publication. “Imbiss’s name is nowhere in Karma’s premises or signboard. They are selling similar dishes because anyone has the right to sell meat and sausages. Karma also serves Tandoor dishes and chinese dishes. It has nothing to do with Imbiss at all,” he added.