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Egyptian restaurant captures customers with jail decor

A new prison-themed restaurant in Cairo serves customers life and death sentences in sandwich form.
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After putting in a hard day’s work, Ahmed Hashem, 29, an Egyptian businessman living in eastern Cairo, loves to have dinner with his friends at the Garemt Akl (Crime of Eating) restaurant on Makram Ebeid Street in Nasr city, a district in the eastern part of the capital.

The restaurant, which opened earlier this year, is designed to look like a prison. The menu lists “provisions” and the bill is called “bail.” A “release” sign is placed on top of the door, for customers to see on their way out. Part of the restaurant is decorated with chains and handcuffs, while another wall is filled with ironic quotes about life in prison.

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