Restaurant and Bars in Canada have suffered their worst year for sales on record in 2020.
Statistics Canada reported Thursday in Ottawa that Sales at eating and drinking establishments in Canada dropped 28% from the year before.
On the effects of these statistics, dating back more than two decades, this is the largest drop in records and it shows the extent to which large-scale closures and restrictions affected business activity.
Considering the effects of the virus containment measures, food trucks and catering companies as well as bars, taverns and other drinking spots were hit hardest, especially with sales dropping about 48%.
Sales as much as 13.4% dropped in limited-service eateries or those specializing in fast food or takeout.
According to Bloomberg, restrictions have started to ease in major provinces in February, the food and drinking sector is likely to face headwinds until vaccines are widely available and consumers are comfortable going out and spending money without fear of contracting and spreading the coronavirus.