Has the lockdown made people fall in love with restaurant food? This survey says so


Locked up for almost two months, we learned to appreciate home cooking. Many discover their love for cooking, and many more learn to cook to survive. Regardless, the Indians seemed to have gotten used to eating at home, at least for now.

While it’s hard to beat the experience of dining out and indulging in a delicious meal, a majority of Indians surveyed by LocalCircles, a community social platform, said they would not visit their restaurant. favorite in their city for the next 30 days, even though it was open.

74% of the 24,000 survey respondents said they would avoid dining out for fear of contracting the virus, not wanting to spend for the sake of eating out.

The survey, conducted in 232 Indian districts, also found that 25% of people are likely to order food from food delivery apps in the next 30 days, with the highest number of respondents passing easily. their restaurant orders, limiting them to 1 or 2 deliveries. (16 percent). Less than 3% of them said they would order more than four times.

65% said they would not order food from the restaurant for delivery, while 10% of those surveyed were not sure what they would do.

The F&B industry has not seen any restaurant activity since the lockdown began. Among the government relaxations under Lockdown 4.0, restaurants continued to be allowed to operate delivery services, while food services were to remain closed.

Food delivery start-ups, including Zomato and Swiggy, have seen their orders drop by more than 70% since the end of March. Both start-ups have ventured into non-core businesses such as delivering essential items to some extent to fill the shortfall.

According to the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India, nearly 70% of hotels and restaurants in India could close within the next 30-45 days due to strict government regulations and reduced consumer interest.

First publication: STI

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