Many Canadian businesses have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic hardships that came along with it.
Spent on pandemic related precaution
The survey reportedly found that clients spent nearly half a million dollars on "pandemic-specific operational changes" which totalled $490,000.
What’s more, the data also showed that 98% of the restaurants surveyed had their revenue badly impacted too, in which three-quarters of those reported over a 50% decline.
Additionally, they also found that 93% of restaurants laid off their workers.
Still, there were some silver linings in all of this as many restaurants adapted to their unforeseen circumstances and made the best of it.
That’s because 56% of establishments raised their outdoor capacity, 40% started their own delivery services and 60% used food delivery apps.
And in the end, 80% said their customers have supported them through these difficult changes.