Only about 20% of open catering establishments show a good load. Simple and cheap food is the trend of the coming months.
Since the beginning of the war, at least a third of catering establishments have closed in Kyiv. The restaurant market has halved. This was announced by the co-founder of the National Restaurant Association Olga Nasonova, writes Interfax-Ukraine.
“Out of 500,000 active consumers of restaurant services, at best, half remained. This means that half of the market simply does not have its own audience, it does not exist now physically. Restaurant Kyiv today is a city of harsh contrasts. A dead desert with closed doors of cafes and restaurants is enlivened by oases of refusal of establishments. At least a third of Kyiv restaurants are closed. It is not known when they will open,” she said.
According to the expert, only about 20% of open catering establishments show a good load.
“Coffee houses and bakeries will hold on. Low average check, small area. Demanded establishments with the concept of simple and hearty cuisine. Exotic concepts are now in much less demand: sushi, ramen – this is a treat to yourself from time to time,” Nasonova said.
In addition, the curfew practically stopped the work of bars in the capital, but this did not affect the kiosks with shawarma.
“Simple and cheap food is the trend of the coming months, and single men are the main audience,” the expert noted.
Since the beginning of the war, prices for democratic positions have already risen by about 10%, she said.
“The index of (Kyiv) bread is growing – already 30 UAH, at the end of 2021 it was 25 UAH. For economists, these figures say a lot. Coffee prices have begun to rise since the beginning of the year, cappuccino in January was 32 UAH, in March it was already 35 UAH, in the city center – UAH 38,” Nasonova specified.