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Malaysian Diners Enjoy Drive-In Restaurant Meals During Lockdown

Eager to eat out drive-in becomes the next best option

Malaysian Diners Welcome Drive-In Restaurant During Lock Down

 

 

Malaysian diners yearning to eat out during the COVID-19 lockdown have eagerly welcomed the chance to enjoy restaurant food from the safety and comfort of their vehicles after an eatery started a drive-in service.

In the satellite city of Cyberjaya, customers drive into the parking lot of Padi House restaurant and order from laminated menus through the vehicle windows.  Each meal comes with a customized tray that fits in the narrow space between the driver seat and steering wheel.

The country is struggling with a surge in Covid-19 cases last month and officials were swift to re-impose restrictions that include a ban on dining-in service for restaurants.

Padi House has closed its dine-in service and, like most eateries in Malaysia, have been offering only take-out.  The drive-in service was inspired by airline meals after the restaurant’s sales dropped significantly by 80% according to owner Leow Kim Ngan.

Malaysia is currently at its peak of infections, averaging more than 4,600 new cases per day.  Infection numbers have been climbing steadily since the end of September. A second nationwide lockdown, which bans social activities and inter-state travel, is due to end on Feb 18.

With the challenging business environment brought about by lockdown restrictions, restaurant owners are finding that innovation is key to survive in these challenging times.

 

 

 

 

 

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