Mowgli owner Nisha Katona is ready to welcome back customers safely & responsibly this weekend
3 years ago
Mowgli owner Nisha Katona says all her restaurants have now be certified as ‘Covid secure’ and she has vowed she’ll do everything she can to ensure it stays that way.
Nisha, who is waiting to open in Leicester with plans to expand to Bristol in Winter, has urged people to return to Mowgli once the popular street food restaurants in Bold Street and Water Street re-open their doors on Saturday.
“All our restaurants have now been certified as Covid secure and we will guard that status like our lives depend on it,” she says. “Because they do.
“And so many jobs.”
She continued: “If you trust us to keep you safe then come, book, walk in and be patient with us,” she says. “We can then get on with the aim of our existence – to enrich lives in the cities we go to.
“There is hope and good news. Maybe because of that vaulting entrepreneurial optimism, that is all I can feel at the moment.
“However, the truth is that ALL depends on us all sticking to those rules on socialising safely once the restaurants open this weekend.”
Nisha admits Mowgli will come out of lockdown ‘bruised and stiff’ but she says: “I promise to take the frustrations and failures for the lessons they are and not lose heart.”
And she has asked everyone to do the same, and maintain that hope and heart: “Book those tables at all those restaurants and bars you want to see survive and go eat out safely and sensibly… and we will, in return, stagger to our feet with nothing less than the hopes of the economy on our shoulders.”
She goes on: “I just saw our little Leicester Mowgli on the news sandwiched between dreadful stories of job losses and doom. We will wait patiently for Leicester to find her feet and will open Mowgli contentedly then.
“If all goes to plan for the next 12 months, we aim to create around 300 jobs starting with a newly- built Bristol this winter and I’m closing in on somewhere exciting for Christmas!
“These plans may be thwarted but that, to an extent, is up to us.
“If we all honour our high street and local restaurants then you bellow oxygen into the embers of job security and job creation. As one of those restaurateurs, entirely dependent on goodwill, I shall continue to hope and dream big and aim to grow and to create.”