Food vehicles, bars and taverns had been hit the toughest by lockdowns and restrictions, with gross sales dropping 48 %.
Canadian eating places and bars suffered their worst 12 months for gross sales on report in 2020.
Sales at consuming and ingesting institutions in Canada dropped 28% from the 12 months earlier than, Statistics Canada reported Thursday in Ottawa. That’s the biggest drop in information courting again greater than twenty years and exhibits the extent to which large-scale closures and restrictions affected enterprise exercise.
Food vehicles and catering corporations in addition to bars, taverns and different ingesting spots had been hit hardest by the virus containment measures, with gross sales dropping about 48%. By distinction, limited-service eateries or these specializing in quick meals or takeout suffered a gross sales drop of 13.4%.
Although restrictions have began to ease in main provinces in February, the meals and ingesting sector is more likely to face headwinds till vaccines are broadly out there and customers are comfy going out and spending cash with out fear of contracting and spreading the coronavirus.