Restaurants Taking New Measures as Public-Health Situation Evolves
Source Foodservice & Hospitality
As measures are being taken to 'flatten the curve' of the COVID-19
outbreak, a growing number of restaurant companies have been forced to
react with altered operations and temporary closures. Below are some of
the most recent examples.
A&W Canada closed its restaurant dining rooms starting March 18,
focusing on service through take-out, drive-thru, mobile ordering and
third-party delivery services. The company has also indicated it's
taking steps to ensure employees "who are feeling ill or at-risk do not
have to come in to work and will not suffer financially as a result."
On March 17, Boston Pizza international Inc. (BPI) closed all of its
dining rooms and sports bars across Canada until further notice.
Kitchens will continue to remain open in support of takeout and
Benny&Co. has closed the dining rooms at all of its rotisseries
in Quebec and is asking customers to opt for the delivery service and
credit-card payment on its transactional site in order to reduce
unnecessary handling. It's also adjusted its hours for takeout,
drive-thru and delivery orders and will not be accepting cash payment
until further notice.
Sportscene Group Inc. has temporarily closed approximately 25 per
cent of its restaurants - 13 La Cage - Brasserie sportive restaurants
and the Moishes restaurant - until further notice as part of its
measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company notes these
measures will result in the temporary layoff of 2,200 people.