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The Rice Hotel: Serving more than just hygienic food

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Jul 06, 2019 12:10 am
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The Rice Hotel as seen at Church Road, next to SBI evening branch in Dimapur, after it was launched on July 4.

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimpaur, July 5: With figures tabled by the government of India showing Nagaland with highest unemployment rate among the states in the country at 21.4%, any venture that creates jobs will help ease the crisis. Now, a local entrepreneur has opened a new hotel in Dimapur with an aim to provide employment to local youth besides serving hygienic food.

The Rice Hotel, owned by Mikato Sema, was opened to the public on July 4. Situated at Church Road, next to SBI evening branch in Dimapur, it specialises in various types of ‘thalis.’ The hotel also has several other food items in the menu, from rolls to momos to biryani to an array of Chinese cuisine.

The proprietor of the hotel said that it will employ local people. He added that unemployment in Nagaland is at an all-time high and whatever little can be done should be “brought to the table” to keep unemployment in check.”

“There will be something for everyone at The Rice Hotel,” said Sema, adding: “I started this venture for the masses where the USP (unique selling proposition or point) will be value for money, good service and cleanliness.”

“We would also like to open the restaurant seven days a week if the market responses in a positive way,” informed Sema.

When asked how the name of the restaurant came about, Sema replied that it was more of a “creole” as most local restaurants are named “hotel.”

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Jul 06, 2019 12:10:14 am