F&B outlets in CBD hardest hit as people avoid social gatherings

F&B outlets in CBD hardest hit as people avoid social gatherings

A spokesman for Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant in One Fullerton said business fell by about 35 per cent over the past two weeks.

SINGAPORE – Eateries have seen a drop in business over the last two weeks, following the Government’s advisory on Sept 6 for the public to cut down on social gatherings.

The impact was felt most among food and beverage outlets in the Central Business District (CBD), especially on weekdays with workers working from home.

But those outside the CBD said the drop was bigger on weekends with more families staying home.

A spokesman for The Crystal Jade Group said that business has dropped by about 15 per cent across all its different brands, with some cancellations at the upmarket restaurants that take advance bookings.

It operates close to 20 Chinese eateries here.

These include fine-dining Crystal Jade Golden Palace in Paragon and the mass market Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao outlets.

With many of its eateries outside the CBD in places like VivoCity, Holland Village and suburban malls, the impact on its bottom line is greater on weekends.

A spokesman for Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant in One Fullerton, which also owns the trendy Chinese eatery Social Place in Forum the Shopping Mall, said business had fallen by about 35 per cent over the last two weeks, with some cancellations from business diners and families.

She added: “We have seen a significant drop in elderly guests, especially those above 50. The diner profile has shifted to a younger one.”

The SF Group, which runs a chain of 12 Collin’s Western restaurants and other mid-priced and mass market brands like Saveur Thai, said the number of walk-in diners has fallen by 25 to 30 per cent across all its brands since Sept 6.

Said its chief executive Collin Ho: “The impact is definitely worse during weekdays. But on weekends, we see less traffic too.

“Outlets in the CBD are hit more, as well as our brands in New Tech Park where the office crowd contributes to a significant portion of the business.”

Mr Robert Chua, the owner of Kam’s Roast in Jewel Changi Airport, said the Hong Kong-style roast meat restaurant has lost about 40 per cent of its business on weekdays and 20 per cent on weekends.

He added: “For dine-in, there has been a decrease in families with kids and seniors. Most tables are now occupied by two or three persons.

“But cancellations were minimal as many of those who make reservations are vaccinated and keen on dining out.”

Mr Kai Koh, founder of the Roast Paradise hawker stall in Old Airport Road Food Centre, said he has lost about 25 to 35 per cent of business as cases spiked.

Business at his Fook Kin Chinese restaurant in Killiney Road has fallen by 60 to around 90 per cent on some weekdays.

“I guess people are more cautious about going out,” he said.

Business owner Ming Tan, in her 60s, who used to visit restaurants with friends two or three times a week, said many of them had cancelled on her as they were afraid to go out.

“Dining out now depends on my friends – who is game and who is not,” she said.

Mr Justin Low, 44, who works as the chief communications officer in an advertising agency, continues to eat out daily at restaurants and foodcourts as he lives alone and does not cook.

He said: “I have been fully vaccinated and as long as I adhere to the measures in place, I try not to worry too much about catching the virus.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

A Jaipur Restaurant Only Serves Men Who Come With Women & Naturally, Twitter Is Losing It

You might have heard of ladies’ night and ‘one plus one free’ drinks, but this Jaipur restaurant’s idea of a promotional strategy will surprise and entertain you. Gopi Bhojanalaya in ... Read more »

‘Utter madness' — social distancing bar service confusion for pubs ahead of nightclubs return

© Provided by Extra.ie Pub and nightclub representatives have demanded clarity over bar service rules ahead of the reopening of nightclubs tomorrow. New safety guidelines for nightclubs, live events, bars ... Read more »

Antoni Porowski Has The Best Hacks For Taking Any Brownie Mix To The Next Level

© Getty Images The Queer Eye food and wine expert teamed up with the brand to celebrate their 100th anniversary and shared his hacks for amping up the boxed stuff. ... Read more »

Costa's Christmas menu includes Bacon Mac & Cheese Toastie and Pigs under Blankets Panini

© Costa Coffee The festive additions will be available in stores from November 3 Santa Claus is coming to town, and to celebrate everyone’s favourite coffee shop Costa has unveiled ... Read more »

Salt Bae steakhouse: Why does no-one seem to want to work at London's most popular restaurant?

© Getty Images salt-bae-2021.jpg He has nearly 40 million Instagram followers, he is a viral meme machine and everyone from David Beckham to Naomi Campbell have eaten at his restaurants ... Read more »

Healthy and organic mushrooms for making numerous delights

Mushrooms come in a lot of different shapes, sizes, and colours. They are rich in antioxidants to help protect your body from free radicals that can cause heart disease. They ... Read more »

Here are 9 Important Ayurvedic Tips For Healthy Digestive System

© KS Swati | India.com Lifestyle Staff Here are 9 Important Ayurvedic Tips For Healthy Digestive System. Picture Credits: Pexels What you eat is directly linked with your body. The ... Read more »

For Your Weekend Trip: What To Eat At Balay Dako In Tagaytay

© Provided by Yummy PH Balay Dako is one of the most popular restaurants in Tagaytay. The long lines, full-capacity parking, and the traffic right in front of their lot ... Read more »

Nine Ayurvedic guidelines for a healthy and happy gut

© Provided by The Indian Express Mindful eating is very important for a healthy body and mind. With digestive troubles becoming increasingly common and frequent, it becomes essential to follow ... Read more »

Oozing clots during periods? Here's when you MUST see a gynae

Is your sanitary napkin or menstrual cup laden with blood clots, all of a sudden? Do you see more menstrual clots when you pee, and is it more than the ... Read more »

Perth's first vegan fish and chip shop Nuthin Fyshy opens in Leederville

‘I can’t believe it’s not a real prawn!” The owners of Perth’s first vegan fish and chip shop are getting used to hearing this. Kylie Pogorzelski and Erin O’Brien opened ... Read more »

Hong Kong new restaurant review: Percy's – succulent seafood, from fish skins perfectly deep-fried to lobster bao

Percy’s had me at hello. Well, it was “hello” followed by “Here’s our snack of deep-fried fish skins” as the manager placed a bowl in front of my guest and ... Read more »

Do This To Make Your Yakult And Yogurt Stash Last Longer

© Provided by Yummy PH If you are one of those people who cannot end their day without their daily dose of Yakult, you’re not alone. It’s no surprise that ... Read more »

5 Ways To Cook Bok Choy

© Provided by Yummy PH Did you know that pechay Tagalog is one of the cheapest vegetables on the market today? This is according to regular reports from the Price ... Read more »

How to make tender pulled pork in an Instant Pot whether you want to slow cook or pressure cook

© bhofack2/Getty Images How to make tender pulled pork in an Instant Pot whether you want to slow cook or pressure cook Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Pulled pork is ... Read more »

Pinoy ingredients shine in Irish pork, beef recipe tilt

© Provided by BusinessWorld 1 of 10 © Provided by BusinessWorld Preserved Lemon and Capers Pork Adobo Tagine © Provided by BusinessWorld Bistek Asado with Garlic, and Tausi Suman, Ensaladang ... Read more »

REVIEW: Jetty is sea-rious about its food and views

If there was one thing Perth could do better, other than improving its merging skills on the freeway, it would be to make better use of its waterways. Imagine watching ... Read more »

This 5-Star Coffee Maker Is the Best Part of My Morning—and It's 24% Off Right Now

© Provided by EatingWell Amazon I’m the kind of person who *must* start the day with coffee. In an emergency, I can sometimes wait an hour for a cup, or ... Read more »

This Unique Spatula Is the Answer to All the Food Stuck in the Corners of Jars and Blenders

© Provided by Food & Wine Amazon It’s the seemingly small kitchen problems that always end up being the most annoying. Pans with crusted-on eggs, jars with unreachable corners, and ... Read more »

These Silicone Sheet Pan Dividers Are Going Viral on TikTok, and They're Almost Sold Out

© Provided by Food & Wine Amazon If you’ve ever made dividers for your baking sheet out of tin foil and wished there was an easier and more sustainable solution, ... Read more »

These Trader Joe's Thanksgiving-Flavored Foods Sound So Good, I'm Celebrating Early This Year

© Provided by EatingWell Trader Joe’s If you find yourself dreaming about savory stuffing, tender turkey and all your favorite cozy Thanksgiving fixings a little early this year, Trader Joe’s ... Read more »

What Are Arepas? Everything You Need To Know About The South American Cornmeal Cake

© Xsandra – Getty Images Arepas are crispy on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside. They can be stuffed with meats and cheeses, or enjoyed with some salt ... Read more »

Step Inside Marlena, Bernal Heights' Mom-and-Pop Michelin Stunner

© Patricia Chang Marlena, that newish neighborhood restaurant on the north slope of Bernal Heights, just celebrated its one year anniversary at the same time as receiving its first Michelin ... Read more »

Chick-fil-A Is Testing a New Twist on a Popular Beverage in One Georgia City

© Provided by Southern Living Chick-fil-A It’s true! Chick-fil-A is testing a refreshing twist on the Chick-fil-A Sunjoy drink, but there’s a catch: It’s only available in one Georgia city. ... Read more »

How to make easy buttery garlic bread

© jabiru/Getty Images How to make easy buttery garlic bread A good crusty loaf of bread, softened butter, and fresh garlic are all you need to make garlic bread. Use ... Read more »

Upcoming Documentary ‘Filipinx Food Seattle' Will Explore the Filipino Food Scene, and the Family Legacies Behind It

© Terrence Jeffrey Santos The documentarian and Filipino chefs stand with Leila Rosas of Oriental Mart in the Pike Place Market. Pictured left to right: Elmer Dulla, Aaron Verzosa, Terrence ... Read more »

Bellagio's Le Cirque Is Poised to Reopen October 28

© Bellagio/Website Las Vegas French fine dining icon Le Cirque is, at long last, reopening October 28, with new executive chef Dameon Evers at its helm. The fountain-side Bellagio restaurant ... Read more »

The Found Oyster Team Shores Up a New Seafood-Focused Project in Highland Park

© Wonho Frank Lee Oysters and clams from Found Oyster. East Hollywood’s Found Oyster team is on the expansion path, plotting a new kind of East Coast seafood destination in ... Read more »

I've Never Used An Air Fryer Before—Here's What Happened When I Finally Did

© Felicia LaLomia – Hearst Owned Overnight, seemingly everyone made counter space for a magical air fryer. Is it finally time for me to test it out? I’ve never understood ... Read more »

Dark Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie Is The New Classic

The only thing better than pecan pie? Chocolate bourbon pecan pie! That’s right, your favorite sticky-sweet pie got a chocolatey makeover so good you’ll have to make it at least ... Read more »

Dupont's New Clubstaurant Serves Gold-Garnished Steaks Under a Crystal Chandelier

© Sau/Courtesy of The Mayflower Club A gold leaf-encrusted strip steak at The Mayflower Club arrives atop a bed of potato puree. A revived nightlife scene in Dupont Circle will ... Read more »

Biden roasts 55 companies like Nike and FedEx for paying less in taxes than the price of a cup of coffee

© Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden visits a coffee shop on May 14, 2019 in Concord, New Hampshire. Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Joe ... Read more »

Consider Pairing Small-Batch Kombucha With Your Holiday Meals

© Provided by Food & Wine Photo by Christopher Testani / Food Styling by Margaret Monroe Dickey / Prop Styling by Thom Driver Kombucha is tea at its most alive, ... Read more »

Where to Find Old-School Baked Lasagna in Atlanta

© Campagnolo The lasagna matta at Campagnolo in Midtown. Welcome to Ask Eater Atlanta, a dining advice column in which the editor and regular contributors answer questions from readers on ... Read more »

A Globally Inspired Cocktail Bar and Grill Are Coming to Old Irving Park

© Getty/Eater Three bar beverage industry veterans have big plans for Old Irving Park, including an array of cocktails with international ingredients such as a South Korean milk soda and ... Read more »

10 Kitchen Tools Our Editors Can't Live Without on Thanksgiving

© Provided by EatingWell Getty Images / The Good Brigade Thanksgiving is the biggest food holiday of the year (it’s pretty much the home cook’s personal Super Bowl). Prepping, cooking ... Read more »

How a Master Craftsman Keeps the Tradition of Korean Handmade Bronze Tableware Alive

“We’re the first in the world to have this kind of family business for three generations,” says 96-year-old Bong Ju Lee, the founder and grandmaster of Napcheong Yugi. His hand-crafted ... Read more »

'Food and fuel prices driving inflation but we could see petrol drop in 2022'

© Provided by CapeTalk © scyther5/123rf.com Annual consumer price rose slightly in September to 5,0%, from 4,9% in August. Statistics South Africa published its latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) on ... Read more »

Turkey & Rice Soup (With BACON!) >>> Leftover Sandwich

© Judy Kim Looking for an easy turkey soup recipe? This Leftover Turkey & Rice Soup Recipe is the best. No offense to your Thanksgiving sandwich tradition, but we think ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic