As people stood in long queues outside banks today for exchanging their Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes, the fast food giant Pizza Hut offered them free pizzas and slices with a glass of water to keep them hydrated.
Pizza Hut delivered hot pan pizzas at select bank branches across Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune and Bengaluru, the company said in a statement.
The fast food chain will deliver pan pizza and slices worth Rs 5 lakh at banks like ICICI, HDFC, Corporation Bank, Axis Bank and Bank of Baroda over the weekend too.
Following the government's decision to scrap the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, there has been a huge rush outside the banks since yesterday and also at the ATMs today residents anxious to withdraw some money to meet their daily expenses were seen standing in serpentine queues.
Police patrolling is being done and beat marshals are deployed outside the banks and the ATM centers to avoid any untoward incident and control the crowd wherever necessary.
(With inputs from agencies)