The Public Relations Manager of Marwako Fast Food Limited has confessed that the popular eatery has suffered a dip in sales after an issue of employee abuse made headlines in the news.
The kitchen staffer, Evelyn Boakye was allegedly stuffed in the face with hot pepper by her Lebanese supervisor at the Abelenkpe branch.
The PRO of the company, Mohammed Amin said in an interview with Class FM that a reduction in sales was inevitable.
“You shouldn’t expect anyone out there to tell you that such a situation will not affect sales. As I said [with] the report on Saturday, if really you are a core client or customer of Marwako, you would have some inner feeling. You will feel that this is wrong so it’s enough to change your appetite for Marwako food, so definitely it has really affected us and we are moving around the clock because we have to analyse the issue scientifically,” he said.
The inhumane treatment to the employee caused public outrage, resulting in a social media campaign for Ghanaians to boycott the eatery.
Mr Jihad Chaaban, the accused supervisor has since been charged with assault, offensive conduct, and causing harm, which he has pleaded not guilty to. He is to reappear in court on 16 March.
Although Mr Lamptey admitted a slump in sales for Marwako, he expressed confidence that the verdict of the court would vindicate the restaurant and eventually win over more clients.