95% of restaurants are closed, the sector is destroyed - Georgia Restaurant Association

95% of restaurants are closed, the sector is destroyed - Georgia Restaurant Association

access_time2021-01-19 15:22:48


Out of 10 thousand restaurants 9,500 have stopped operating, the sector has been destroyed, - Kote Gabrichidze, chairman of the Georgia Restaurant Association, says commenting on  the current situation  in  the restaurant business. According to him, 95% of the 10 thousand registered restaurants are inactive and  have filed for bankruptcy.

"The sector is really dead, I don't know what will  revive it. In general, the restaurant business died, went bankrupt, " Gabrichidze told Business Partner.


the chairman of the Restaurant Association notes that by February 1 the government is considering taking some measures to make life easier and remove restrictions.

"I mean the reopening of  transport and everything as to open restaurants only makes no sense," Gabrichidze explains.

Recall that that due to the epidemiological situation in Georgia, the Inter-Agency Coordination Council decided to tighten and expand the point restrictions in the country since November 2020. The restaurants shifted stance on delivery to stay afloat. Shopping centers (malls) are temporarily closed, public transport does not work.


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