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Restaurant bookings surge, but capacity slashed

Restaurateurs' optimism tempered by safe-management measures

Chope's founder and chief executive Arrif Ziaudeen says that in the first few minutes of opening up reservations, they were getting one reservation every second.


SOME popular restaurants were on Tuesday overwhelmed by more requests to reserve tables than their reduced seating could accommodate, ahead of the resumption of dining in on Friday and Father's Day this weekend.

Most of the reservations are for this weekend, according to...

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