Save Restaurants in India #ReliefForRestaurants
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If food is our religion then restaurants are our places of worship; so sacred that they know everything about us. It’s not just the restaurant premises, but the people who work there too. The waiter who brought in our order earlier than expected, a chef who remembers our special order every time or that bartender who always makes our drink just right.
India, like many other countries around the world, is experiencing a national health crisis caused by Coronavirus. The entire nation is on a 21-day lockdown. But a big credit goes to these heroes - our restaurants who closed their operations keeping our health & safety first despite taking a direct revenue hit. Sign my petition.
The F&B industry employs more than 7.3 million people. If this shutdown continues, 20% to 25% of the employee-base could lose their jobs. For a restaurant to continue being operational, they have to be financially sustainable to ensure payment of loans, expenses, salaries, rent & so much more. Our community cannot work from home!
Which is why a government intervention is the need of the hour. Just as many individuals live from pay-check to pay-check, so do restaurants and bars. The Government needs to:
- Introduce employee unemployment pay cover to make sure workers do not have to worry about salaries in such testing times.
- Defer rent and utility payments
- Moratorium for upcoming statutory dues
For years, chefs, bartenders and restaurant staff have contributed to our communities. Now, we need help from our communities and government. We at Dineout are working with restaurants on Pay Now Eat Later Vouchers that will translate into funds being transferred to the restaurants on a real-time basis, to provide them with the working capital that they desperately need in the current scenario.
As for you, you can help by signing this petition to ask the Finance Minister of India to save Indian restaurants.
Where will you hangout when they’re all gone?
As someone who interacts with restaurant owners on a daily basis, we believe that together as community to support them today so they can continue to serve us tomorrow. #ReliefForRestaurants
Standing in solidarity:
AD Singh, Founder, Olive Bar and Kitchen
Raymond Andrews, Founder, Biryani Blues
Vineet Wadhwa & Vanshika Wadhwa, FIO Restaurants
Rashmi Uday Singh, Indian Food Expert, Food Blogger, and Multi award winning Author.
Arman Sood, Co-Founder, Sleepy Owl Coffee
Kabir Advani, Owner, Berco's Restaurants
Zorawar Kalra, Founder, Massive Restaurants
Sagar Daryani, Founder, Wow Momos
Aditya Ladsariya, Founder, Chai break
Abhimanyu Maheshwari, Rang De Basanti Dhaba
Rohan Mehrotra, Founder, Charcoal Eats
Pratik Shetty, 1522 Bar & Kitchen
Bhargav, Haute Artisan
Shashank, Hybrid Theory
Suraj, Once Upon a Dine
Prosenjit Roy Choudhary, CEO, Absolute Barbecues
Gurupreet Singh Bali, Owner, Gillys
Jayakannan, CEO, Flechazo
Kapil Kanekar, Owner, Genuine Broaster Chicken
Pravesh Pandey, Director, Byg Brewski Brewing Company
Sanath, Owner, Naivedyam
Kabir Suri, Owner, Azure Hospitality
Chef Sagar Bajaj - Culinary Head, First Fiddle Restaurants
Prashant Kunal, Founder & CEO, The Bier Library
Vaibhav Bindal, Owner, Quick Brown Fox Coffee Roasters
Abhinav Rajput, COO, Nao Spirits and Beverages
Ankit Anand, Partner, Red Bricks Restaurants
Chef Bani Nanda, Founder Miam Patisserie
Sujit Gopinath, GM, Fern Goregaon
Chef Megha Kohli, Times Chef of the Year 2020
Satish Fernandes, EAM Food and Beverage, Sun N Sand Hotel Juhu, Mumbai
Radhika Khandelwal, Chef-Owner, Ivy & Bean and Fig & Maple
Asma Khan, Darjeeling Express, London
Vicky Ratnani, Gourmand, Connoisseur, Celebrity Chef
Saransh Goila, Founder, Goila Butter Chicken
Visheshwar Raj Singh, Vice President and General Manager, The Oberoi, Bengaluru
Anirudh Kheny, Partner, Plate Project Hospitality
Kerwin Savio Nigli, Head, Department of Hotel Management, Christ University, Bangalore
Simonti Majumdar - PR Head of ITC Gardenia Bangalore
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