Published: 01/04/2020How Cafes, Bars and Restaurants are Adapting to Lockdown in Surrey
Croydon, Sutton and Surrey's bars, cafes, restaurants and pubs face a difficult choice. The government has ordered that food and beverage establishments can no longer sell food or beverage for consumption on their premises. The choice therefore is to morph into takeaway delivery company or close temporarily. This could mean that many well known bars and restaurants could shut their doors for good.
Some companies have chosen to turn their business's into “mini supermarkets” and have launched a new food delivery service on-line to meet the demand from empty shelves in the supermarkets. Other companies such as Costa Coffee, Subway, Pret A Manger, McDonald's and Nando's have temporarily closed all their stores across the UK.
Re-launching the business model is not so easy for pubs in particular who are struggling in the current environment with stock sitting in the cellars unsold.
What we are witnessing is that the food and beverage market is very creative and are adapting to the "new normal" to order to keep staff, retain cash reserves and survive.
A glimmer of light has been the government's assistance to the food and beverage industry with a business rates holiday.
We all hope the pubs, cafes and restaurants throughout London, Surrey and the rest of the UK get back to what they do best as soon as possible.
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