Current Affairs
Enterprises adjust their operations to cope with the crisis

The economic turmoil in the wake of the ongoing pandemic may mean the ruin of many businesses. However, the entrepreneurial spirit of adapting to realities remains outstanding for those who use their minds and take the initiative to keep the cycle going. Among these is William Spiteri the owner of a restaurant who changed the concept of the restaurant to avoid losing his employees.

The restaurant’s popular kitchen in the southern part of Malta did not suffer a blow when it had to comply with closure directives for restaurants and retail outlet. Without breaching the directives, although the restaurant was closed an alternative home delivery service is being operated by the employees.

He said that four were retained in the kitchen to maintain the high level and not to lose clients for when the situation eventually normalises and the restaurant will thus not once more have to strive to attract clients.

Spiteri said the restaurant is still functioning well although the rhythm has not maintained the same pace. He said that for people like him it is not just a matter of pulling the shutters closed. Where a restaurant is concerned there has to be a show of strength to continue giving service with discipline and performance aimed at serving clients.

He said the pandemic is a great challenge to the sectors in which it has smashed the investment and sacrifices of many entrepreneurs. However, he stated, the issue is not that of thriving when the going is good but to continue to keep the economic wheel turning.

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