Ramadan witnesses a growth in demand for restaurants, “online” and “delivery” orders

Restaurant officials said that the demand in the sector achieved a growth during the last period of the month of Ramadan, by up to 25%, at a time when delivery services “Delivery” and “Online” demand recorded an increase of up to 30%.

They attributed to “Emirates Today” the growth, to the easing of precautionary measures, entry and exit procedures between the emirates of the country, the return of economic activities and entertainment events in full, as well as the extension of school vacations for the second semester, the offers and discounts that were provided to consumers upon request via the Internet, and the extension of Late delivery times.

They emphasized that the sector has been witnessing growth since the fourth quarter of 2021, which is evident in the expansion operations and the opening of new branches by a number of restaurants.

high demand

The director in charge of a chain of restaurants in the country, Jawad Yahya, said that there is an increase in demand during the current month of Ramadan, exceeding 20%, supported by a significant easing of precautionary measures, a decline in injuries, the return of family gatherings, and the extension of school vacations for the second semester.

Yahya revealed that the demand for “Delivery” services and “online” orders increased by more than 25%, supported by discounts and offers made by restaurants during the Iftar and Suhoor periods, especially group orders, with the extension of delivery periods until late at night.

He stressed that the restaurant sector has witnessed growth since the fourth quarter of 2021, and it continued during the first quarter of this year, which is evident in the expansion and opening of new branches by a number of restaurants.

He said that the quick measures taken by the government to confront the Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic, helped the restaurant sector and the food and beverage industry in general to recover from the pandemic, especially in light of the hosting of “Expo 2020 Dubai”, and the growth of tourism movement.

easing procedures

For his part, the managing director of another chain of restaurants, Mahmoud Harb, said that the restaurant sector achieved a growth in demand during the current month of Ramadan by 25%, thanks to the easing of precautionary measures, and entry and exit procedures between one emirate and another.

He stressed that the complete return of economic activities and recreational activities also contributed to an increase in visitors’ demand for restaurants during the Iftar and Suhoor periods.

Harb pointed out that online delivery and ordering services increased by 30% during the current month of Ramadan, due to the special offers and distinguished discounts that were provided to consumers when ordering online.

He pointed out that a chain of restaurants recently opened a new branch in Abu Dhabi, bringing the number of its branches in the country to six, which indicates the growth of the sector, and the presence of great demand in the restaurant sector.

Remarkable growth

In the same context, Yoon Jason, a sales official at a fast food restaurant, said that the current month of Ramadan is witnessing an increase in demand by more than 25%, supported by the easing of precautionary measures, the return of activities and events, and the extension of school holidays.

It was agreed that the sector has witnessed remarkable growth since late last year and the beginning of this year, with the hosting of the “Expo”, the growth of tourism, and the lifting of travel restrictions in many destinations.

He pointed out that “online” delivery requests through applications witnessed an increase in the month of Ramadan by rates of up to 30%, with the extension of delivery periods to a late time, and the offers offered by many restaurants, and applications for delivery, in the context of competition.

Expectations of continued growth

The director in charge of one of the major restaurants, Hassan Jamal, said that the restaurant sector is witnessing growth and an increase in demand, amid expectations of continued growth during the current year, in light of the trends to continue easing precautionary measures, and the return of life to normal, especially with a significant decrease in injuries, as well as On the expectations of the continuation of the active tourism movement, especially that the UAE has established its position as a major destination for tourism.

He said that the current month of Ramadan is witnessing a growth in demand for restaurants and delivery services by more than 20%, and online orders have grown by more than 25%, noting that “online” requests have witnessed continuous growth since the emergence of the pandemic, amid offers from restaurants and applications. that support this trend.

• The restaurant sector has been witnessing growth since the fourth quarter of 2021.

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