Published: 2021-05-03 11:39
Last Updated: 2021-05-07 20:16
The representative of the foodstuff sector in the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Raed Hamada, said Monday that the return to work on Fridays after the lifting of the lockdown has contributed to stimulating demand for restaurants and sweets sectors.
Hamada indicated in a press statement that the sales of restaurants and pastry shops on Fridays are 20 percent higher than any other day of the week.
He explained that the sales of restaurants and pastry shops through home delivery services has been continuously improving, and has contributed to increasing sales and stimulating business.
According to him, home delivery services account of 15 percent of total sales for restaurants and pastry shops.
With this in mind, he called for the expansion of food delivery services, saying that food stores, bakeries, and vegetable sellers should also be allowed to deliver their products.
Hamada stressed that the activity of the commercial and service sectors is interconnected, and that any disruption of any sector will affect the rest of the sectors and the national economy.
He pointed out that restaurants and pastry shops are committed to the defense orders by preventing gatherings and applying health measures imposed by official authorities, whether in terms of wearing a mask or social distancing.
According to the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, there are about 18,000 shops operating in the restaurants and sweets sector in the Kingdom, employing 100,000 workers.