The hospitality industry is in crisis, with many predicting up to a third of all restaurants will close permanently following the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the industry’s leading figures speak about the future and what needs to change.
With the collapse of the Melbourne restaurant empire, the spotlight has been fixed firmly on George Calombaris, writes Tristan Lutze. But the small businesses that form the backbone of the industry are often left behind.
It’s been almost three years since Thailand’s new street food laws came into effect. For supporters, it’s the clean-up the city needs; for others, it’s the death-knell to one of the world’s great food destinations.