According to a recent poll, 45 percent of restaurant owners are unable to pay their rent in August, which is up 5 percent from July. The August Rent Report, conducted by Alignable, polled over 5,000 small and medium company owners throughout the country, finding a concerning trend in the restaurant industry, where over half of respondents were unable to pay rent at the beginning of August. So each august a restaurants rent is adjusted.
As organizations struggle to handle the Delta variation, consider the following figures from Alignable:
- For the second consecutive month, 52 percent of minority-owned small companies were unable to pay their rent.
- In August, 30 percent of all small firms in the United States were unable to pay their rent in whole or on time.
- In terms of states, New York is the most difficult for small businesses to pay their rent. 41 percent stated they couldn’t do it for the second month in a row.
Restaurant owners (and patrons) are concerned about an increase in COVID-19 instances caused by the Delta variation. In fact, due to the Delta version of the coronavirus, 88 percent of restaurants are concerned about recovery.
NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION REPORT
The Delta version, according to the study, increases the chance of hospitalization. Patrons’ health issues are coupled with restaurant personnel’s worries, creating a high-touch, high-traffic environment of continual interaction. Despite the fact that every state created jobs recently, employment levels remained below pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Restaurant Association.
As a result, restaurants are hiring, but no one is applying. What if the stimulus package and unemployment compensation were repealed? Benefit reductions were intended to boost the economy and bring in new workers. According to a poll, the employment increases, as a result, were rather modest at best. According to the expert, reducing unemployment has had a marginal impact. The goal of bringing people back to work was a good one, but consumers and employees are considering the dangers of not receiving a salary or being able to dine out again owing to the Delta variation.
COVID’s perfect storm is still raging: how do you strike a compromise between safety and productivity? And for restaurant owners, making rent isn’t a guaranteed outcome without labor or customers. Inflation has reached new highs not seen since 2008. Restaurant owners – and employees – will continue to be squeezed, not only when dealing with landlords, but on a variety of other fronts as well.
RISKS VS. BENEFITS: THE PERFECT STORM IS STILL GOING ON
Restaurant owners, according to research, are paying a greater cost of commodities – and a higher cost of labor. Wages are rising in order to recruit and retain employees. Is it, however, effective? Entrepreneurs and company owners are increasing their expenditure, but are they able to weather the storm? According to a poll, the number of employees in the food service and drinking establishments business peaked at 12 million in February 2020 but dropped nearly 50 percent to 6.4 million in April 2020.
The restaurant business has made headway in re-staffing, but it is trailing behind the general economy in terms of employment recovery. Foodservice and drinking establishments employed 11.3 million people in June 2021, accounting for 94 percent of the total number of people working prior to the closure. As a result of supply and demand, expect restaurant meal costs to continue to climb.
Due to the Delta variation, the monthly Food Away from Home Consumer Price Index climbed to almost 4% in June, showing a trend that can only continue as employees and consumers remain scarce.