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FOOD & BEVERAGE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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37% of restaurants saw revenue growth in Q4 2019

However, only two in 10 businesses have reported profit growth.

Amidst the social unrest, 37% of Hong Kong restaurants have seen revenue turnover increases in Q4 2019 compared to the previous quarter, according to Deliveroo’s latest Restaurant Confidence Index report.

Deliveroo also noted 34% of restaurants have also posted a jump in order-out revenue, arguing that delivery has helped in driving the industry’s overall growth.

However, only two in 10 businesses have reported rise in profits in Q4 2019, stressing spike in costs of operations (49%), ingredients (57%) and labour (43%).

Despite this, restaurants still remain satisfied with their overall business performance as they ranked themselves at an average of 6.6 out 10, a point jump from the previous quarter’s 5.6 rating.

Meanwhile, the report also highlighted that customers might have spent less during the festive season last year as 55% of restaurants saw a revenue fall in the period. The decrease in revenue is more apparent in dining (six in 10) than in ordering out (four in 10).

Only 17% of restaurants, Deliveroo revealed, have recorded increases in total turnovers during the holiday season.

Deliveroo also announced in the same report that it aims to expand the number of its restaurant partnerships to more than 9,000 by the end of the year. Moreover, the delivery giant eyed to trial its dark kitchen concept in more sites and to develop more virtual brands.

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