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article imageFlorida resturaunt offers free sushi to shark attack victims

By Vincent Sobotka     Aug 9, 2011 in Food
New Smyrna Beach - Attention shark-attack victims: If you've lived to tell your story about being attacked by a shark, one Florida restaurant believes you also deserve a free meal. A free meal typically priced $8.99, that is.
Known as the "shark attack capitol of the world" by many, Smyrna Beach in Florida has had its fair share of publicity. Now, a restaurant is looking to cash-in on the area's claim-to-fame by developing a gimmick based on this title.
Kaiju Sushi typically services up the Shark Attack Roll at a price of $8.99, but if you can prove to be the survivor of an encounter with a shark's jaws, you can eat for free.
The dish contains grilled shark, seaweed salad and wasabi on a "massive uncut hand-roll." Bring proof, eat a free bite of the beast that took a bite out of you and get your picture taken for the wall.
What qualifies as proof? "We accept photos, videos, headlines, and scars," the restaurant says.
Kaiju says that despite their joke about sharks, the independent establishment donates and supports the conservation of the animals.
On its website, the company says: "Although we joke about sharks, we love them and respect their place in the world’s ecosystem. We strive to source our shark meat to minimize over-fishing, and actively encourage conservation of one of the most intelligent fish families in the ocean. Many of our sharks were the victims of finning, and would otherwise have gone to waste. We donate to help end this cruel practice and you should do the same."
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