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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.






Baker’s Village, the Newest Innovation from Village Grocer Successful Launch

The Food Purveyor Sdn Bhd in Malaysia successfully launched its newest innovation, Baker’s Village from the Village Grocer Supermarket at the Atria Mall in Kuala Lumpur today.
Baker’s Village aims to provide shoppers a warm and friendly meeting place, to enjoy whilst they are shopping at Village Grocer.  It’s a comfortable place to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and the delights from the bakery.  Baker’s Village provides a chance to relax and have some respite from the hustle and bustle outside.

The rustic elements of the rattan and wood furnishings are suggestive of a traditional Malaysian Kampong, whilst the familiar tones of green and brown present a comforting connection to the environmental values, sustainability, and ethical practices of Baker’s Village.

Striving to impress with environmentally friendly packaging, preservative-free ingredients, and a warm family feeling; Baker’s Village prides itself on the passion to go the extra mile, providing personalized service, and delighting our customers with a holistic and pleasurable experience, that they will surely want to share.

The fresh idea and trend of merging a fresh bake and coffee concept together is the newest innovation from Village Grocer Supermarket in collaboration with Next Fresh Idea Consultancy.  This fresh new idea will be rolled out across a number of stores in the upcoming year.  Congratulations Baker’s Village!