The family-owned chain of Kushi restaurants and takeaways in East London and Essex has promised customers that its kitchens will serve up free vindaloo if England win the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
Every customer who orders a vindaloo between now and kick off on Sunday, to eat on or takeaway, will be eligible to claim another one free throughout July if England bring home the trophy.
Owner Sharif Uddin said the offer was inspired by England’s historic win on Wednesday night.
“I’m so thrilled with England’s win against Denmark, I want customers to celebrate in traditional football fashion, with a vindaloo curry, in honour of the chart-topping anthem by Fat Les, loved by football fans,” he said.
Giveaways are nothing new to Mr Uddin, who donated 15,000 complimentary meals to frontline NHS staff, key workers, care home residents, elderly and vulnerable people in Essex and North Kent, during lockdown.
For customer who find vindaloo too hot to handle, Kushi will be offering an authentic Goan rendering of the dish – which though spicy, is not the fiery interpretation served in most British curry houses.
Kushi’s AA-rated executive head chef, Stephen Gomes, who is based at the group’s flagship fine dining DUSK multi cuisine restaurant in Brentwood, has developed an alcohol-free recipe for the six-strong group.
Other venues are located in Grays, Romford, Canvey Island, Ockendon, Linford and Tilbury.
“Not only are we hoping to celebrate an English victory with a favourite British Indian dish, I’m hoping to introduce local curry lovers to more traditional versions, based on family recipes handed down through the generations,” said Mr Gomes.