FOOD and beverage (F&B) operators in the central business district (CBD) are still waiting for the return of the lunchtime crowds that used to be a major source of their revenue.
From April 5, employers were allowed to have up to 75 per cent of employees in the workplace at one time, and the cap on the amount of time each employee could spend in the office was removed. However, staggered start times and flexible working arrangements are still being encouraged.
Footfall levels observed by F&B firms last week varied, with some telling The Business Times that lunch crowds were larger while others said there was no significant change from previous weeks.
Syohachi Group Limited, which owns Syohachi...