Night curfew will not have a significant impact on the business of Speciality Restaurants, said Chairman and MD Anjan Chatterjee on Thursday.
“I don’t think night curfews make any difference because people anyway are getting used to a new normal,” said Chatterjee in an interview with CNBC-TV18.
The Maharashtra government has declared a night curfew in the municipal corporation areas (cities) from December 22 to January 5 as a precautionary measure amid growing concerns over the new coronavirus variant spreading in Britain. As per the state government's directive, a curfew between 11 pm and 6 am will be enforced in the financial capital till January 5.
Karnataka too has declared a night curfew till January 2. The curfew will be imposed from 10 PM- 6 AM with effect.
“People have been very adaptable, we have been extremely happy the way people have come back to the dine-in in their own way and also the delivery which has become extremely important. People are used to celebrating at home now,” Chatterjee said.
“We are very optimistic and we are very happy with the way things are going,” he said.
Navin Gurnaney, CEO, Tata Starbucks, said the company has seen a continuous sequential improvement in the business. "Q4 has definitely been substantially better than Q3 particularly December. Overall we continue to be very pleased with the way things are coming back and looking forward to the continued improvement that we have been seeing in recent months,” Gurnaney said.
“We have 205 stores, we have opened 17 stores through COVID-19...,” he said.
For the entire discussion, watch video.