Coronavirus: Eateries cope with fewer dine-ins

Restaurants here are coming up with ways to deal with the decline in patron numbers

Kam's Roast, with outlets in Pacific Plaza (left) and Jewel Changi Airport, has reported a 50 per cent drop in business since the coronavirus outbreak. A restaurant in Tiong Bahru Plaza at about 2.30pm yesterday. Jewel Changi Airport is offering its
Jewel Changi Airport is offering its tenants, which include American burger chain Shake Shack (above), a 50 per cent cut in rent for this month and the next.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
Kam's Roast, with outlets in Pacific Plaza (left) and Jewel Changi Airport, has reported a 50 per cent drop in business since the coronavirus outbreak. A restaurant in Tiong Bahru Plaza at about 2.30pm yesterday. Jewel Changi Airport is offering its
Kam's Roast, with outlets in Pacific Plaza (above) and Jewel Changi Airport, has reported a 50 per cent drop in business since the coronavirus outbreak. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE
Kam's Roast, with outlets in Pacific Plaza (left) and Jewel Changi Airport, has reported a 50 per cent drop in business since the coronavirus outbreak. A restaurant in Tiong Bahru Plaza at about 2.30pm yesterday. Jewel Changi Airport is offering its
A restaurant in Tiong Bahru Plaza at about 2.30pm yesterday.PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Kam's Roast, a Cantonese roast meat eatery from Hong Kong that has outlets in Pacific Plaza and Jewel Changi Airport, has seen a 50 per cent drop in business since the coronavirus outbreak originating from Wuhan, China, started about a month ago.

People are avoiding large-scale events and crowded places, including restaurants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2020, with the headline 'Eateries cope with fewer dine-ins'. Subscribe