Has Covid killed off the 24-hour restaurant?

Ravin Palanisamy

Aside from government restrictions on opening hours, restaurant owners say a shortage of manpower makes operating around the clock impossible. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 8, 2022.

MALAYSIANS may not be able to enjoy late-night suppers or watching sporting events at 24-hours restaurants anytime soon as eatery owners continue to grapple with worker shortage. 

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  • Aiyoh, why do Indian Muslim restaurants need so many workers to operate? They can reduce the number of workers by self service and ask them to pick up their food at the counter or give the customers the list of available items and ask them to tick and take it to the counter. This will save on so many waiters. All they need will be a few kitchen staff and one or two persons outside to clean, collect money and attend to customers.

    Posted 6 months ago by Elyse Gim