Lockdown dampens the Ramzan spirit

With eateries shut down, foodies miss their favourite fare in Fraser Town, Shivajinagar Bengaluru: A deafening silence welcomes visitors to the previously smoky, crowded roads in Fraser Town and Shivajinagar where people jostled with each other and the traffic to find the perfect food stall during Ramzan. Farhat Atchia, who works for a digital media […]

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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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