The business of food is experiencing a palate cleanse in India.
40% of restaurants are shut down following the pandemic. Dine-in is no longer an attractive proposition in the times of social distancing, and restaurants need to find a way to sustain their businesses and pay massive rents.
In a way, Covid-19 has been a sudden equaliser. No dine-in has meant restaurants are reduced to their kitchens for food delivery, competing with quick-service restaurants (QSRs) and cloud kitchens—branded kitchens that deliver food and have no dine-in option.