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COVID-19 Impact on Restaurant Sector in Turkey

COVID-19 Impact on Restaurant Sector in Turkey

As of 2020, data from the outside world for eating all the food and beverage sector in Turkey has also negatively affected the show to us. Increasing costs but drastic drops in income resulted in many restaurants not being able to provide take-out services and shutting down their businesses because they could not afford to cover their expenses.

With the published circulars, restaurants could not host any guests for a period since the second week of March 2020, then restaurants were opened by paying attention to social distance rules, and again, at the end of the year, only take-and-take and take-away services started. During the times when restaurants were opened, many people did not prefer to eat outside. According to the Interbank Card Center data, the amount of transactions in the catering sector was 4.5 billion TL in January 2020, and fell to 3.2 billion TL in March 2020. Looking at the number of visitors to Yemeksepeti.com, a 40% decrease was observed in website and application traffic in this two-month period. Finally, Getir announced that it will not receive commissions from orders to support restaurants.

To sum up, economically both businesses and consumers have had to implement a serious austerity policy. In this process, it is of great importance to support local businesses in food orders. By choosing the restaurants and cafes in your region, you can contribute to the breathing of the businesses in this period.