Pattaya restaurants distribute surplus food before closing dining rooms
Pattaya restaurants handed out free food after learning they could only offer take-out or delivery.
July 19 was the last day the dining rooms could stay open. Many restaurateurs have decided to shut down altogether rather than trying to survive on takeout and delivery orders, especially since large food delivery platforms charge commissions of up to 45%, leaving little. of benefits to operators.
Rather than throwing away their stock, some restaurants simply donated leftover food.
Suchada Kaewkao, owner of southern curry restaurant Krua Na Korn, said most of his patrons prefer to dine there. She said Krua Na Korn would shut down completely for two weeks and then reassess whether to open for take out.
If the government forces restaurants to close, it should compensate owners, Suchada said.