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COVID-19 hits sit-down restaurants as 'it is a different environment'

15 May 2020 3:18 PM
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The Restaurant Collective spokesperson Grace Harding says this is the time to work together with government and banks.

The sit-down restaurant industry in South Africa is feeling the brunt of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Even though level 4 of the lockdown regulations allow for restaurants to deliver food to customers, no sit-down meals and take-aways are allowed.

This has threatened the livelihood of many involved in the industry.

The Restaurant Collective aims to effect permanent change and equitable policies that support the greater good of all involved.

Speaking to Azania Mosaka, The Restaurant Collective spokesperson Grace Harding says their model is different from that of fast-food stores.

RELATED: Reasons why some restaurants won't open during Level 4 lockdown

Sometimes we get lost in the noise of the big incredible fast-food and our needs are so specific. The sit-down environment is different.

Grace Harding, Spokesperson - The Restaurant collective

Now is the time we need to really work together with everybody.

Grace Harding, Spokesperson - The Restaurant collective

RELATED: 'Restaurant industry of weeks ago is not the same as the one opening today'

Harding says they need landlords to come to the table and work together.

We all have to be flexible with about our financial models and that is why we need the banks involved.

Grace Harding, Spokesperson - The Restaurant collective

If we are not making money we can't pay rent. We are paying utilities which is fair because the electricity is running.

Grace Harding, Spokesperson - The Restaurant collective

Listen to the full interview below...


15 May 2020 3:18 PM
Tags:
Fast food
Government
banks
food delivery
restaurant industry
Lockdown
sit-in restaurant
take aways

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