Leeds Indian restaurant Mumtaz has doubled curry giveaway to 2,000 free meals

A popular Indian restaurant in Leeds has doubled its curry giveaway.

By Abbey Maclure
Friday, 3rd July 2020, 2:16 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 2:20 pm

Mumtaz has now cooked up a whopping 2,000 chicken and vegetable biryanis and will give them away for free tonight, before the restaurant chain reopens this weekend.

Residents living in LS1 and LS10 can head down to Mumtaz at Leeds Dock to collect their free curry.

Updating customers through an Instagram post, co-owner Asad Arif said: "We said 1,000 BUT now we’ve prepared 2,000! chicken and veg biryanis. Yes 2000....im gna be skint after this!"

Mumtaz will now give away 2,000 free curries

Customers can collect their free curry between 6pm and 9pm tonight, with a one-way collection system in place inside the restaurant.

The restaurant has asked people to maintain social distancing and only take what is needed, giving everyone the chance to grab a free curry.

An optional donation bucket will be left next to the food collection, with all proceeds going towards a local initiative.

Asad added: "You do NOT have to give anything!!! But we figured it is a good way to raise money for a local initiative. When we were open we used to give £1 a table to charity and would raise well about £1,500 a month. So hoping to keep this good deed going!"

Mumtaz will reopen for dine-in customers on Saturday when lockdown measures are eased.