Chain’s cutlery ‘amnesty’ as diners make off with 5,000 spoons

Wahaca relaunches #SpoonAmnesty to appeal for return of 5,000 spoons

Mexican street food chain Wahaca is running a Spoon Amnesty to encourage light-fingered diners to return specially designed spoons in exchange for free food.

First launched in 2012, the spoon amnesty will run for the duration of this month in a bid to recoup some of the 5,000 coveted spoons which mysteriously disappear from its restaurants each year.

Co-founded in 2005 by Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers, the company has outlets in 17 London locations as well as eateries in Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and Liverpool.

During January 2016, penitent characters who bring a pocketed spoon back to any Wahaca will be forgiven and rewarded with a free plate of tacos, consisting of one of its two brand new specials launching in January.

Patrons who have been honest and not stolen spoons still have the chance to get free food by heading into Wahaca in January and getting creative by sketching and sharing a #SpoonCartoon for the chance to win a year’s supply of tacos.

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