Restaurant chains and other food service stores in the US are struggling to adjust to the rapidly changing American eating habits in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic.
A new Datassential survey published on March 12, 2020, found that 89% of Americans feel more comfortable eating food at home or grocery stores, while only 11% say yes. Can enjoy food at restaurants or other locations. 54% said they would eat in a more restricted restaurant due to Covid-19.
According to Datassential, food service operators who provide responsible and safe solutions should deliver products to their homes. In addition the report also said that the competition of suppliers during this time is not a restaurant but a consumer home.
Not only are the restaurants affected by the outbreak of Covid-19. Americans are also concerned about the infection of viruses from a variety of food facilities, the survey found, fears of infection from places such as cruise ships (71%), arenas / stadiums (59 %), buffet restaurants (49%), bars / clubs / lounges (48%), cafes (46%), dining / dining area (45%), restaurants / hotels ( 39%), limited service restaurants (34%), convenience stores (32%), grocery stores (29%), casual restaurants (27%), and food and beverage establishments senior (21%).
Meanwhile, restaurant chains are making every effort to assure customers in quality control and hygiene.
With a state of emergency declared in most states, the number of people allowed in public places is limited, citizens are required to restrict participation in activities … leading to Current restaurants are struggling to cope with a significant drop in customers.
Instead of restraining customers in a state of confusion, some restaurant owners and management companies have decided to switch to take-away and delivery models, or close completely.
Tom Douglas, who runs 13 restaurants in the Seattle area, America’s Covid 19 center, announced that he would close some of those 13 restaurants over the next 2-3 months. Douglas said the community’s fears of disease plagued 90% of visitors to their stores.
Cancellation of events is on the rise across the United States for all sectors from cruise ships, business meetings, conferences and sporting events. The National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and the Professional League all suspend or postpone tournaments on March 12, 2020 due to Covid-19, affecting seafood sales at stadiums. campaign as well as restaurant visits before and after the matches.
Americans stay at home more and eat less out. A study published earlier in March 2020 by Technomic Food Service Research found that 52% of consumers said they were away from the crowd and 32% said they would restrict eating at home. more goods.
Technomic predicts that full-service restaurants are likely to lose the highest revenue. However, the entire US food service industry will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.