The New York Times reports some restaurants are offering free snacks and coupons to encourage diners to return to their in-house options. In Chongqing, over the weekend, it reported restaurants “were inundated with customers.”
China also got creative to keep their employees working, according to the Harvard Business Review who reported, “In response to a severe decline in revenue, more than 40 restaurants, hotels, and cinema chains optimized their staffing to free up a large share of their workforces.
"They then helped secure work for those employees with Hema, a “new retail” supermarket chain owned by Alibaba, which was in urgent need of labor for delivery services due to the sudden increase in online purchases. O2O players, including Ele, Meituan, and JD’s 7Fresh followed this lead by also borrowing labor from restaurants.”
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