Why restaurants in Singapore are opening and closing at record rates

Strong economic growth in 2017 drew more to F&B, but food delivery trend threatens profits

Austrian chef Karl Dobler and Ms Eugenia Ong closed their restaurant Table At 7 in Mohammad Sultan Road in April after its lease expired. Ms Ong says they plan to reopen the restaurant at 41 Namly Avenue next month, focusing more on catering as it ge
Austrian chef Karl Dobler and Ms Eugenia Ong closed their restaurant Table At 7 in Mohammad Sultan Road in April after its lease expired. Ms Ong says they plan to reopen the restaurant at 41 Namly Avenue next month, focusing more on catering as it generates a more stable revenue. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Singapore is well known as a paradise for food lovers, but not so for restaurants that are finding it hard to stay open.

The city saw an unprecedented number of restaurants opening and shutting in recent years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Restaurants opening and closing at record rates'. Print Edition | Subscribe