A waitress at the Mondaiji Con Cafe Daku in Sapporo, Hokkaido was fired after it was discovered that she had added her own blood to cocktails she served to unsuspecting customers. The cafe, whose name translates to ‘Problem Child Concept Café’, issued an apology for the incident. Earlier this month, the cafe took to Twitter to address customers’ concerns and announced that the waitress had been dismissed following the discovery of her disturbing actions.
The cafe condemned the server’s actions and her bloody cocktails as ‘completely unacceptable’, but did not disclose the identity of the employee. The owner of Mondaiji Con Cafe Daku announced that the establishment would temporarily shut down to replace all drinking glasses.
The Mondaiji Con Cafe Daku describes itself as a venue for ‘problem children’ and ‘the cutest’ girls who enjoy the darkness. It is also known for its all-you-can-drink menu priced at 2,500 yen (£15) per hour.
In response to the gruesome incident, the cafe’s owner expressed remorse and stated that they would temporarily close the cafe to hire a contractor to clean the premises, replace glasses, and dispose of any potentially contaminated alcoholic beverages. In a tweet posted earlier this month, the owner apologized for the inconvenience and asked for the opportunity to continue running the establishment.
Regarding the former employee’s actions, the owner referred to it as a form of ‘part-time job terrorism’. However, a doctor cautioned that drinking someone else’s blood could pose serious health risks.
Speaking to Japan’s Flash news site, Dr Zento Kitao advised anyone who visited the cafe to undergo a blood test as major diseases can be transmitted through blood, including HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and syphilis. Dr Kitao added that mouth wounds could increase the risk of blood transmission.
Japan is well-known for its concept cafes, such as Mondaiji Con Cafe Daku, which offer customers a unique and unusual experience. Themed cafes, including cat cafes, snake cafes, and maid and butler cafes, have become increasingly popular in the country.