“Dine-in people are not going to jump back soon. People are still going to be afraid of going out. It will take time for things to come to normal, but delivery businesses are gonna thrive immediately,” — POSist cofounder and CEO Ashish Tulsian.
While the lockdown days may seem numbered, the ripple effects of the pandemic will last for years. The restaurant and food industry must go back to the drawing board and rewrite the rules of their business as Covid-19 disrupts consumers behaviour and the food industry itself.
In many ways, the revival of the food and restaurant industry is even more difficult than the travel and tourism or hospitality industry. Restaurants are usually not large corporations like airlines or hotel chains and the lockdown has hit these small and medium businesses hard with the loss of manpower, revenue and rising costs such as sanitation and tech enablement.
Beyond restaurants, supply chains have been disrupted throughout the world, which is bound to have an impact on access to food and the new models within the food supply chain.
Will dark kitchens become the norm? Will we prefer cooking to ordering in? How can restaurants evolve using technology in the post-Covid19 era?
Find out in the next episode of — The Inc42 Show!
About The Session
The third episode of The Inc42 Show will shed light on the topic “Rethinking the business of food in India post lockdown”. This week’s episode will feature leaders from India’s food startups to share their insights on the business of food in the post-Covid19 era.
The Session Would Cover:
- Reimagining restaurants for a post-covid era
- How consumer preferences will shape demand
- B2B and enterprise tech prospects for the food industry
- Rise of cloud kitchens
- Rethinking unit economics, delivery & supply chain
Date: 9th May, Saturday
Time: 3 PM Onwards
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About The Speakers
To deep dive into this, we will see an insightful discussion between the leading Indian foodtech startup founders including — Ankit Mehrotra, cofounder and CEO, Dineout; Arjun Sagar Gupta, founder, The Piano Man Jazz Club; Rahul Singh, founder and CEO, The Beer Cafe and Ashish Tulsian, cofounder and CEO, POSist Technologies.
The show will be moderated by Vaibhav Vardhan, Cofounder and CEO, Inc42 Media.