By the end of summer, 1134 new gastronomic establishments have been created in Slovakia this year. However, due to the Corona crisis, 637 also disappeared. Most of the restaurants were established before the summer holidays, as a more rapid relaxation of procedures was expected.
Most of the operations were established in June
In June, 219 new enterprises were created in Slovakia, followed by May, where 189 were registered. By the end of the summer, 74 joint-stock companies and 563 natural people – entrepreneurs closed their culinary business.
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Most of the entrepreneurs closed their catering business in January (103) and May (109). That comes from analysis by consulting firm Dun & Bradstreet.
Catering services have been among the most vulnerable sectors affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While many entrepreneurs were unable to survive several months of blackouts, others were able to find ways to salvage operations. “According to our analysis, there are currently 21,111 restaurants in Slovakia, of which 9348 are managed by legal entities, and the rest by natural persons – entrepreneurs who are not registered with the Trade Register. Compared to last year, we recorded a total increase of 792 operations,” explained analyst Dan and Bradstreet Petra Otipanova.
They went to order online
At the same time, she added, many entrepreneurs have turned to the online ordering system for food delivery during the Corona crisis, and many have introduced so-called spending windows that have been able to cover costs. “However, dozens of operations have had to close their businesses due to the pandemic,Added Petra Stupanova.
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