Only 34% of people will eat meals in restaurants in the next 60 days, mostly delivered to their homes: Survey

According to a new survey, only 34% of people are likely to eat restaurant food in the next two months and most of them will prefer to order food at home rather than dine out.

People fear catching Covid-19 infection from restaurants and cafes as they are frequented by a variety of people and studies indicate that restaurants are the most prone to the spread of the virus due to the droplets generated in eating and the possibility of air transmission due to central air conditioning.

A recent study from the Center for Disease Control, United States, published on September 11, indicates that adults who tested positive for Covid-19 in July in America were twice as likely to have visited a restaurant or cafe in the past 14 years. last days.

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The national survey was conducted September 1-8 by LocalCircles, a community-based social media platform that allows individuals and small businesses to escalate issues for policy and enforcement interventions and is also the pollster on governance and consumption issues in the country.

Even though restaurants are asking the government for permission to start “in the open” to ensure social distancing and minimize the risk of the virus spreading, the investigation was conducted to find out how Indians ate food at the restaurant in the city. over the past 60 days and how they plan to do it in the next 60 days.

The survey received more than 33,000 responses from 240 districts across the country and the results show that the fight for restaurants is likely to continue longer than expected. Up to 61% of those surveyed were men and 39% women. Of those surveyed, 53 percent of respondents were from Tier 1 cities; 32 percent from level 2 and 15 percent from level 3-4 and rural districts, Sachin Taparia, founder of LocalCircles, told The Indian Express.

Only 28% of those surveyed said they had eaten at a restaurant in the past 60 days, and most did so by ordering food from home. When asked how they expected to eat restaurant food over the next 60 days, at least 22% said they did not plan to visit a restaurant but would opt for home delivery of restaurant food a few times. Sixty-four percent said they did not plan to visit a restaurant or order restaurant food from home.

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When asked what food they would most likely eat in a restaurant or have it delivered to their home in the next 60 days, 11% said international cuisine; 46 percent said Indian cuisine; six percent said fast food; 14 percent said candy or baked goods and 14 percent said non-vegetarian delicacies. Nine percent were unsure of their choice.

Swiggy and Zomato have reported a recovery of around 50% in sales, including groceries and basic necessities. It has been reported that many restaurants and cafes have closed because they could not even recover their operating costs. Many others barely hang on.

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