A year after the pandemic, eateries are struggling to remain afloat

Increasing prices of diesel, cooking oil, LPG worry them By Mahitha Owk Bengaluru: Restaurants in the city are struggling to earn money because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A spike in the prices of LPG, petrol, diesel, and cooking oil has put a question mark over their survival. “We used to make around Rs 1 lakh […]

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Not a sweet time for the bakery industry

Bengaluru: The bakery industry in Bengaluru is struggling to get back to the pre-Covid level of production and hiring. “The overall production has come down to 60-65% as the demand is very low in cafes,” said Prashanth Shadakshari, executive chef and co-owner at Amande Patisserie.  There are 365 cafes under the Bengaluru Hotel Association out […]

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Amidst pandemic, cloud kitchen concept grows

A few eateries have switched to food delivery Porbandar: The cloud kitchen concept, which refers to the homemade food delivery business, has seen rapid growth as a result of increased safety precautions by customers. Mitali Hathi, owner of Hathi’z Chocolate Goodies, informed The Observer: “I started offering services in January 2020. Covid-19 proved out to […]

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Rajkot’s restaurants see big dip in revenue

Rajkot: Most restaurants that have resumed operations after Unlock 4.0 are experiencing losses and showing no signs of revival of business. “Out of 70% of restaurants earning well before the lockdown, only 30% can run their business after unlock 4.0; the rest have either shut down or are making losses. In August, restaurants were able […]

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Beware, second-hand smoke at hookah bars is dangerous

Most cafes lack separate spaces for hookah fans Lack of restricted areas for hookah smokers in hookah bars has put non-smokers at the risk of inhaling second-hand smoke. “We can’t have a separate space for hookah users because the majority of our customers want us to serve hookah. So we never had a situation when […]

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Govt ban fails to prevent home delivery of booze

Stores deliver alcohol to nearby areas without the notice of State Excise Department Despite a high court order and the excise department’s ban on home delivery of alcohol in Karnataka, liquor shop owners have found loopholes to continue it. The Observer contacted a few liquor shops in Kalyan Nagar, HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Panduranga Nagar […]

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