For Santanicchio, home delivery has been a novelty, albeit a successful one. Still, the bigger challenges for Italy’s catering businesses are yet to come. The country is in lockdown until 3 May, after which restrictions will gradually be eased, with bars and restaurants scheduled to open on 1 June. But FIPE, the Italian association for bars and restaurants, warned last week that as many as 50,000 across the country may be forced to close for good. … [Read more...] about Can Europe’s restaurants survive the coronavirus lockdown?
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“Greece is continuously monitoring epidemiological data, in collaboration with experts and European and international organizations,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said. “We will receive visitors from countries that are improving in their infection curve and remain vigilant in the event of any deterioration.” … [Read more...] about Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf courses
Two tourists slammed a "disgusting" restaurant in Rome after being charged €429 (£381) for their meal of two plates of spaghetti and some fish. … [Read more...] about Tourist slams €6 salad at restaurant which is just ‘plate of tomatoes’
'Young people work in many industries across the city so at this stage what we're trying to do is gather as much epidemiological information as we can to really try and get underneath and have an understanding. I don't think at the moment that we are seeing a single source or a single smoking gun on this'. … [Read more...] about ‘Leicester lepers’ are BANNED from holiday parks, campsites and hotels as bosses in nearest seaside resort Skegness ask people from Covid-hit city to stay at home
But he added: 'I am an entrepreneur, I don't particularly care who's competing with us. I think the UK consumer should be upset that that happened. And that has nothing to do with Deliveroo, that has something to do with Amazon.' … [Read more...] about Where YOU can Eat Out to Help Out: Interactive map reveals 72,000 restaurants in Rishi Sunak’s scheme… but desperate scramble sees hundreds of eateries ALREADY fully-booked on Monday to Wednesdays
“At the moment it’s taking a little while to unwind,” she said. The government’s emergency support, which also includes a massive job retention programme and rules preventing eviction by landlords until September, was helping to slow job losses. … [Read more...] about UK diners snap up state-subsidised quinoa and steak