Executive members of the Lahore Restaurants Association (LRA) held a meeting with Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on August 31, 2021. The meeting was presided by PFA Additional Director General (ADG) Safdar Virk while Dr. Shahzad Amin, Project Director, PFA, moderated the session.
The main agenda item of the meeting was the introduction of ‘Star Rating Program’ designed by PFA for the Restaurant Industry. With the help of this mobile application, the consumer will be able to rate the restaurants’ standards in different ways.
Initially, it will work as a pilot project and if it succeeds, it will be implemented in the restaurants of the whole Punjab. According to PFA, the rating program would enhance the capacity of the Restaurant Industry besides creating a healthy competition among the restaurants.
From LRA, Chairman Mehmood Akbar (Salt & Pepper), President Kamran Sheikh (Optp), Secretary-General Ahmad Shafiq (COTHM), Sr. Vice President Nisar Chaudhry (Yum Group of restaurants), Head of Legal Affairs Committee Raza Ahmad (Bamboo Union), Head of Membership Affairs Committee Ammar Mohsin (Rina’s Kitchenette), Secretary Information Asad Niazi (Junoon), Executive Members Habib Rehman Khan (Haveli Restaurant), Mansoor Zaigham (Ze Grill), Usman Riaz (GM, The Monal Ressturant) Lahore, Muhammad Faisal & Muhammad Yasin (Café Zouk) and Fawaz Yousaf (Café Aylanto) attended the meeting and expressed their concerns regarding the newly designed rating program.
PFA ADG assured the LRA executive members that the authority would not play the role of an inspector rather it will behave like a facilitator.