How can restaurants & bars survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

We are in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the travel and hospitality sector. Public health organisations and governments may advise us on how to deal with the disease here and now, but there are many unanswered questions as to how to deal with the fallout.

In this article we share some of the advice we are giving to our restaurant and foodservice clients in these turbulent times.

Ideas to keep sales and protect the business

Right now, we are dealing with forced closures of services and even borders, public health advice to keep distance socially, and considerable consumer health concerns. This is highly likely to be followed by low consumer confidence, less disposable income and continued health concerns – not to mention the potential societal changes that may result in long term reductions in travel as companies have been forced to manage in (low-cost) remote working modes.