South Africa is entering what is called stage 4 lockdown on May 1st which will allow restaurants and other businesses to reopen but under certain restrictions.
However, restaurants will have to evaluate whether opening for delivery takeaways only will be viable for business by matching their expenses with possible income.
This kind of situation is the reason why restaurants like Ocean Basket have decided not to open. The seafood restaurant noted that delivery takeaways only contribute less than 15% of the entire chain’s revenue and more than 40% of Ocean Basket’s restaurants are situated where there are few or no delivery mechanisms like Mr D and Uber Eats.
The table below provides an overview of the feedback provided by prominent restaurants and fast food outlets.
|Restaurants in South Africa|
|Fast Food Restaurant||Open on 1 May|
|KFC||Yet to confirm|
|Steers||Awaiting new regulations|
|Debonairs||Awaiting new regulations|
|Wimpy||Awaiting new regulations|
|McDonald’s||Yet to confirm|
|Fishaways||Awaiting new regulations|
|Roman’s Pizza||Only selected restaurants – limited menu|
|Fish & Chips Co.||Only selected restaurants|
|Burger King||Yet to confirm|
|Restaurant||Open on 1 May|
|Spur||Dependent on franchise owner|
|Rocomamas||Dependent on franchise owner|
|Turn n Tender||Awaiting new regulations|
|Tasha’s||Awaiting new regulations|
|Col’Cacchio||Only selected restaurants|
|Mugg & Bean||Awaiting new regulations|
|Doppio Zero||Only selected restaurants|
|Salsa||Awaiting new regulations|