Almost a thousand restaurants and pubs did not survive this year

Other strict measures apply to them as of October 15.

(Source: TASR)

Since the beginning of 2020, 78 companies in the gastro business and 796 subjects who conduct business based on a trade licence are no longer in business according to the data of the consulting company Bisnode.

Bisnode said that gastro companies ceased to exist the most in categories with the lowest earrings and lowest number of employees.

Up until the end of September, 11,605 gastronomic operations were registered based on a trade licence while 8,714 gastro companies were registered.

More money towards wages and new support for restaurants and hotels. New aid plan has been revealed Read more 

“The boom of the public eating service has increased in the last two years,” said Petra Štěpánová, an analyst for Bisnode. She added that in the last ten years, the number increased by 100 percent, but these days they are the most threatened groups of entrepreneurs.

Since October 15, people can consume only outside on terraces or they can use take-away. Restaurants and pubs were closed during the first wave of the coronavirus. Data of Bisnode showed that companies lost, on average, about 42 percent in sales and many will have to dismiss their employees.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

One in five women has experienced violence

The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.

Secret votes and public lies

There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.