An Indian eatery is offering customers a sweet treat for a mere eighty cents.
The owners of Candy Bar, located in the heart of the heartland in Tamil Nadu, claim to be the world’s only place where a small portion of their pies are baked on a regular basis.
Candy Bar is a chain of eateries and is known for their traditional, spicy Indian pies, known as pakoras.
They have been making their pies in India for at least two decades and are the world leader in pie making.
But for the past two years, the owners of the shop have been struggling to pay their employees salaries.
The owners of this small eatery in Tamilnadu, India, are offering to pay them a mere fifty cents a pie, which is cheaper than the current market rate.
Couple of months ago, the shop owners approached the Central Reserve Bank of India to raise money for the wages of their employees.
The bank, however, has refused to allow the couple to do so.
“Candy bar is a family-run business and we have been working on it for more than two decades.
The issue of wage hike is something we have taken up with the Central government,” said the owner, who is married to a local government official.
“The bank said we could only pay half of the workers wages.
I have always said that the wage is a basic income.
This is the first time in the last two years that we have received any financial help from the government,” he added.
The owners are hoping to raise the money through a crowdfunding campaign.
This story first appeared on The Times Of India.