RIYADH — The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed a fast food restaurant in Riyadh after a ruling issued by the Criminal Court that found the restaurant guilty of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law. The restaurant also failed to comply with the terms and conditions for discounts and promotions.

The court imposed a fine on the restaurant and ordered the verdict published in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator.

The case against the restaurant was filed after the ministry›s inspection teams received a tip-off about violations there. After necessary investigations, the team found that the restaurant had placed an advertisement saying, «Buy a Burger and Get the Second One Free», but it has been revealed that this advertisement was old and unlicensed.