Outside Food Not Allowed is a notice that comes to our notice in most eateries in India. It’s only fair that they don’t allow you to eat food that you don’t buy from the restaurant. It’s not good for business.
ITC Grand Kakatiya Hotel in Hyderabad discovered that not allowing ‘outside food’ isn’t good for business.
M.S. Dhoni moved out of the five-star hotel after the hotel refused to allow home-cooked biryani for the team.
Chennai Super Kings and sundry BCCI officials had booked 180 rooms at Kakatiya.
Dhoni’s Team India mate Ambatti Rayudu sent home-cooked Hyderabadi biryani for the team. The hotel denied entry to the biryani. Dhoni took it to heart and everyone staying in those 180 rooms moved out to The Taj Krishna.
It’s not clear whether the Taj allowed them to have the biryani from the Rayudu kitchen.