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The youth working in the restaurant are the children of farmers coming from Maharashtra and Karnataka.
To place an order, customers have to show the sign language of the dish on the menu.
The owner of this restaurant has trained his disabled staff.

Mumbai. A restaurant located in Pune is getting a lot of discussion on social media. But it is in the headlines not for taste or any particular style but for a unique initiative. Persons with disabilities have been hired for work in the Terracin-Kitchen and Bar located on FC Road in the city. All staff members are hearing and speech impaired.

Hotel staff members talk to customers in sign language and take their orders. Videos on social media show that each dish in the menu card is accompanied by sign language. To place an order, customers have to show the sign language of that dish.

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Order has to be given in sign language
The owner of this restaurant, Dr. Sapna Kapse has trained her staff for this. The website describes the restaurant as a ‘socially conscious movement’ and an attempt to promote ‘equality’. Dr. Sonam Kapse said that these physically challenged staff members are very easy to talk in sign language, like we talk with children through signs.

Children of all handicapped workers farmers
The menu at this restaurant has many options from desserts to food and drinks. Dr Sonam Kapse said, “All the staff members are above 21 years of age and are children of farmers coming from Maharashtra and Karnataka. We are also getting organic food items like bajra used in restaurants from these farmers.” This is the first restaurant in India to employ multi-disabled staff. In addition, the restaurant has also received the ‘Hospitality with a Cause’ award from the International Hospitality Council, London.

The initiative of this restaurant has been praised by users on social media. One user commented, “This is a beautiful concept.”, Another user wrote, “What could be better than this!!!” At the same time, another user commented saying, “You are doing an amazing job.”

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