The corona crisis once again poses financial challenges for many restaurateurs worldwide. For a long time, the industry had hoped that various hygiene measures and modifications could save the winter business and prevent a second lockdown, but the number of infections is rising dramatically again. In Germany, for example, restaurants now have to close the entire month of November during the temporary "lockdown light".
"What do I do now?" – This is the question many restaurateurs are faced with and they are grateful if someone offers help and shows them various options for action. In Germany, METRO has therefore been offering its HoReCa customers helpful information on the website and the Gastro-Hotline since the start of the corona crisis in spring. Here, experienced gastronomic consultants support the restaurateurs and advise them by phone and e-mail on various METRO assistance offers and services. Among other things, they help to optimise an out-of-home offers or make recommendations for menu adjustments. They also provide information on government aid programmes.