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Fishermen Benefit From Clean-Plate Fine

NPR
Friday, February 15, 2013

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A restaurant in Sapporo, Japan, tells its customers to clean their plates. If they order the signature dish, which is all you can eat, they must eat it all or pay a fine which goes to fishermen.

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Clean your plate. You heard that from your mom. Now a restaurant in Sapporo, Japan says that to its customers. If you order their signature dish, it's all you can eat - a bowl of rice topped with salmon roe - you must eat it all or pay a fine, which goes to hardworking fishermen. But one server says that hardly ever happens because most diners clean their plates.

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