Scorching Summer Sizzles Delhi-NCR Restaurant Business

Record-breaking temperatures in Delhi-NCR have led to a substantial drop in restaurant footfalls, with al-fresco dining venues like The Big Tree Cafe suffering greatly. Industry insiders report a 25-40% decline in business, prompting initiatives like discounts and enhanced cooling systems to attract customers. Meanwhile, food delivery agents endure harsh conditions.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 12-06-2024 16:19 IST | Created: 12-06-2024 16:19 IST
Scorching Summer Sizzles Delhi-NCR Restaurant Business
Rahul Arora
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Record-breaking temperatures in Delhi-NCR are scorching the restaurant business. With the mercury touching a 79-year high, dining establishments face staggering losses as footfalls plummet.

Rahul Arora, owner of The Big Tree Cafe in Gurgaon, reports a 40% drop in business due to the relentless heatwave. Traditionally thriving on its al-fresco dining experience, the restaurant now struggles to draw customers.

Industry insiders reveal similar figures across non-mall establishments, with initiatives like discounts and enhanced cooling systems being introduced to attract patrons. Outdoor dining has particularly been hit hard, forcing food delivery agents to brave the extreme heat, earning minimal rewards for their efforts.

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