Ever since the breakdown of COVID-19, people all over the globe are creating awareness campaigns about it. These campaigns encourage people to wear protective masks, use sanitizers regularly, and maintain social distancing while stepping outdoors.
A Restaurant chain in Madurai known as Temple City has gained fame by creating awareness by a unique way of making and selling protective mask shaped parotta. These are the edible mask parotta.
Temple City is one of the biggest restaurant chains in Madurai. The man behind the idea of ‘mask parotta’, is KL Kumar who said that he got the idea on the morning of 7th July and with the help of his parotta master S. Satish, he executed the idea of mask parotta on the very evening, as reported to The Hindu.
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Madurai's 'mask parotta' is an instant hit! Temple City, a restaurant chain in Madurai, has extended its love for parotta into the realm of creating awareness about COVID-19, by making parottas in the shape of masks. "The aim was to make people realise the need to wear masks in public places so as to reduce the spread of the infection," says ‘mask parotta’ creator K. L. Kumar. With the district currently under a complete lockdown due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, Mr. Kumar says that any and all awareness was important for the public right now. 📸 R. Ashok
People not wearing face masks in such a situation was one of the reasons that Kumar conceived the idea of mask-shaped parottas. The restaurant’s only aim is to educate people about the need to wear masks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The owner also stated that the staff of the restaurant had requested the customers to wear masks and take precautions when the restaurant opened during the lockdown restrictions in the district. He also stated “When the customer’s check-in without a mask, we provide them free masks in order to stop the spread of dreadful coronavirus. We also give a free mask to the delivery guys”.
Temple City, a restaurant chain in #Madurai has extended its love for parotta into the realm of creating awareness about #COVID19, by making parottas in the shape of masks. Read more: https://t.co/cIhDX1aQvo
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— The Hindu (@the_hindu) July 8, 2020
After the pictures of the mask parotta were released in the social media, it created a positive response from the netizens and the customers.
A restaurant in #Madurai (much like the whole district) which is crazy about parotta, has made 'mask parottas' to raise awareness about COVID-19. Earlier, they have made a 'Tendulkar dosai' shaped like a bat and a 'Baba paneer masala dosai'🤟https://t.co/uNKpBYqXv6
— Sanjana Ganesh (@ganesh_sanjana) July 8, 2020
We don't just eat parotta.
We breathe it.
Bloody Madurai Floridans ! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/559OCCZnJB
— Karthik (@jeez_burger) July 8, 2020
— Sangeetha Kandavel (@sang1983) July 8, 2020
He concluded saying that many people in Madurai hesitate to wear masks but everybody loves parottas and so we put it together. Currently, two parottas or one set is priced at Rs 50.
The mask parotta has gained a lot of popularity and this initiative is sure to be applauded.
Well, now you can wear your masks and eat it too!.