In March, when the Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, a ton of restaurants, bars, and food outlets were bound to suffer.
According to some reports, a ton of restaurants and outlets have shut down due to lack of business. Some of them had reported low business prior to the lockdown. The city of Bengaluru has seen severe restaurants close down permanently and temporarily in an attempt to deal with the economic crisis.
Here is the list of restaurants that have either shut permanently or temporarily due to lack of business.
On May 21st, Forage announced on Facebook that the restaurant will be closed. The restaurant was known for its clean menu which did not feature wheat, processed food or refined sugar. The manager Nikki Ponappa said that it had become impossible to continue operation with the rising cost and the economic crisis.
Phobidden Fruit, Indiranagar
The Vietnamese eatery point which was famous in Indiranagar announced that it would be closing down temporarily for both dine-in and delivery.
13th Floor, Ebony, and Asean, MG Road
The group of restaurants in the Barton Centre at MG Road will be closed temporarily for both dine-in and delivery from the 6th of July. The reason cited by the management is the safety of staff, guests and the community in general as cases rise in the city.
The two bars have announced closure temporarily because of the COVID-19 situation in the city. The statement said,
“Though it is a difficult decision, we believe that he is the correct step to help flatten the curve and ensure the well-being of our beloved staff & patrons.”
House of Commons
House of Commons is a bar and restaurant located in various locations like Kormangala, JP Nagar, and HSR Layout which has also been shut due to the rising cases in the city.
Bengaluru’s Iconic Veena stores located in Malleshwaram has announced closure temporarily from the 5th of July. The owner Pradeep told,
“There was no peace of mind as all of us are constantly worrying.”
As per reports, MTR has shut down two of its branches in Forum Neighborhood Mall on White Field Road and MTR Samvit on Kanakapura main road. However, MTR hasn’t confirmed if it is temporary or permanent.
The iconic Vidyarthi Bhavan’s images were floated around social media where people were eating with partitions to have physical distancing norms. However, the managing partner of the restaurant Arun Kumar Adiga said that Vidyarthi Bhavan would close its dine-in service because of a lack of business.
As per Chandrashekhar Hebbar, the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Hotels and Restaurants Association, branches of Anna Kuteera across the city have been shut down since 26th June.
The Bangalore Café
A charming restaurant in Shanti Nagar has suspended all its operations as it announced on Facebook. In the video, the management said,
“Till you don’t see the curve down, you won’t see us!”
Source: What’s Hot