Coronavirus could irreversibly change restaurants, with experts predicting customer temperature checks and new fears of crowds
- While people are dreaming of returning to restaurants and bars following the coronavirus outbreak, some experts say that the pandemic will create long-term changes in the industry.
- Similar to how September 11 changed the airline industry, experts say that customers’ fears and new precautions will force restaurants to adapt to a new normal.
- Some possible changes include customer temperature checks, fewer people being allowed in a restaurant, and the decline of crowded bars and even intimate dates.
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Many are dreaming about what they’ll do when the coronavirus pandemic is behind us.
People are already imagining their first weekend when things are back to normal, a time filled with restaurants, bars, and all the socializing people around the world will have avoided for weeks and even months.
But, experts say, even when restaurants are once again allowed to open seating areas, it seems unlikely that things will return to the way they were pre-COVID-19.
Roger Lipton, a restaurant industry analyst, investor, and advisor, predicts that this will change the restaurant industry “like 9/11 changed our lives.” While once people were able to casually walk onto planes, Americans have now accepted …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]