These restaurant vouchers can be redeemed in the next six months and Dineout will transfer the funds to the restaurants at no additional charges to ensure that restaurants continue to receive the crucial cash-flow.
Dineout, in a press statement, said that customers can now buy vouchers of more than 20,000 partner restaurants like Plum by Bent Chair, Whiskey Samba, Lord of the Drinks, The Wine Company, Sly Granny, Mamagoto, Kobe Sizzlers, Chopstick, Gilly’s Resto-Bar and more at discounted prices.
The food and beverage industry and restaurant businesses have been severely impacted due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The company has also started an online petition requesting the government to support the restaurant industry via employee unemployment pay cover among other demands put forth by the National Restaurant Association of India.
“While we are encouraging our diners to stay home despite financial implications on us, local restaurant businesses need our support more than ever as they face severe losses,” Ankit Mehrotra, Co-Founder and CEO of Dineout, said. “They closed their operations for our safety, it’s time for us as a community to support them now so they can continue to serve us tomorrow.”
With an annual turnover of over Rs 4 lakh crore, India’s food services industry currently employs around 7.3 million people. If the lockdown continues, 20-25 % of workers could lose their jobs, according to Dineout.
*Disclosure: Dineout is a part of Times Internet which also runs ETtech.