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Mango’s on the menu for My Big Fat Greek Wedding



“Toula!”


Toula jumped when she heard her father’s shout.


“Papa, what’s wrong? Have you run out of Windex?”


Gus Portokalos looked up from the newspaper at his daughter. He couldn’t work out if she was really concerned or just teasing him.


“Hmm! I never run out of Windex, Toula, you should know that!”


Gus brought up a spray bottle from under the table and sprayed her hand.


“I’ll get rid of whatever that is on your thumb…”


He sprayed her before she could pull her hand away.


Toula cringed with embarrassment as one of the diners in Dancing Zorba’s caught her eye.


“Papa! Stop that!”


Gus sniggered.


“No, look at all this trouble in the world! So many things to worry about now with you and your husband and your kids and your brother…”


Toula stopped him before he drew breath and named everyone else in the Portokalos family.


“I know, Papa. Things have really changed since you opened this restaurant.”


Gus looked at her.


“What do we do?” he asked. “I just want to give people good Greek food. A little spanakopita, some souvlaki…”


Toula sat down beside him.


“You know, I’ve got this under control Papa. John has helped me research what they’re doing in the UK. They’ve got a new law coming into force to ensure restaurants like ours are doing their bit to prepare for the worst and help prevent attacks wherever possible.”


Gus nodded.


Toula continued: “The new law, Martyn’s Law, is named after Martyn Hett, one of the 22 innocent victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist bombing.


“Restaurants must have plans in place with the right level of security, proper training, and effective communication.”


Gus nodded again.


“Sounds good,” he said. “But what about all the extra paperwork? It’s so much already!”


Toula laughed.


“I know! I’m doing most of it now. There is a way we can cut down on that and make Dancing Zorba’s more efficient. It’s called Mango…”


Gus shrugged.


“You want a fruit salad? How can a mango help us?”


Toula laughed again.


“No, Papa, it’s online compliance software called Mango. It’s based in the cloud…”


Gus shrugged again, but Toula continued: “That means I can access it anywhere there’s an internet connection. From here, home, or the travel agency.”


Gus nodded in approval.


“Will we have to keep the documents in this cloud?”


Toula smiled. “Yes, they’ll all be online so no need to keep copies in your office or at home.”


Gus looked at her. “Where did you learn about this Mango? From John?”


Toula nodded. “John’s cousin Jodie works at Penarth Management and they train restaurant owners like us how to use this software.”


Gus stood up.


“OK, you should do this. People will come because they know we keep them safe. It’s a good idea. We Greeks always come up with excellent ideas, just like the Trojan Horse!


“Now are you sure Cousin Jodie isn’t a little bit Greek?”


 

You can find out more about Martyn’s Law (the Terrorism (Protection of premises) Bill) here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/martyns-law-progresses-as-government-publishes-draft-legislation


Find out how Mango’s online compliance software benefits your restaurant. Book a free demonstrationwhich will be delivered via Zoom. We can help you achieve the ISOs you need, too. Call Penarth Management on 029 2070 3328 or email info@penarth.co.uk

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