Hundreds of Panama restaurants and bars and  over 30,000 jobs will disappear

 
1,639Views 10Comments Posted 06/06/2020

While 45% of Panama restaurants struggle to stay alive by providing a limited “home delivery   one in four that were operating before the pandemic will not be around when the country reaches  the “new normal.”  

The Panama Restaurant Association has 550 members and less than half are staying afloat by offering a limited takeout menu.

The Association calculates that 137 of them, burdened by debt and the lack of liquidity will disappear along with thousands of jobs.

The Association of Restaurants, Bars and Discotheques estimates that 300 of its  858 members will not be around after the pandemic. 

The size o of the sector in the labor arena is significant. The Restaurant Association estimates that its members have about 25,000 employees, almost all with suspended. contracts. Bars and clubs, have another 8,000 employees waiting to return, something that will take time as  they are in the fifth and sixth reopening blocks.  Restaurants are in the fourth block.

 



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Bodega Mermaid

I thought this article was pointing out the harm to employees and destruction of businesses due to Covid 19, not your food opinions. And yes, don't drink the Kool-Aid. This new world order is real.

26 days ago
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Bodega Mermaid

I thought this article was pointing out the harm to employees and destruction of businesses due to Covid 19, not your food opinions. And yes, don't drink the Kool-Aid. This new world order is real.

26 days ago
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Bodega Mermaid

I thought this article was pointing out the harm to employees and destruction of businesses due to Covid 19, not your food opinions. And yes, don't drink the Kool-Aid. This new world order is real.

26 days ago
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Gordo

Why do they keep pushing the same global rhetoric... The "new" normal? What about just simply normal as in the way things used to be? Because it's all a pre-planned agenda to usher in the new world order. Wake up to this hoax. They created the virus and unleashed it to the world. It's not much deadlier than the flu but bad enough to act as cover for a global takeover.

1 month ago
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Snake Pliskin

I kind of like the Panama food. Except for the fried monkey hands and fish eye soup. Didnt like that much. Or that other raw fish casserole. Cant remember what it was called.

1 month ago
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Panama

This is not just a problem for Panama, it is going to be a problem for the world.. And it will not be just food service places it will be everything, car sales down thus salesman and machanics. No travelers thus hotels, car rentals, maids in hotels, taxis, places tourists shop. People not retiring as they cant afford to thus house construction, people moving to panama. Inflation because of the amount of money they have been printing in the world to try to inflate the economy again. So buckle up folks

1 month ago
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Chele

There is no doubt that Panama has the worst food in the world, way over priced and the absolute worst service that I have ever seen......goodbye and good riddance

1 month ago
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CatHair

this is a blessing in disguise...Panama has the worst food in the world...opportunity to recognize and change

1 month ago
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Pedro

Thousends will disappear. From Sunday on Turner the catastrophic minister announced the complete full lockdown for the upcoming week again. Ok guys lets go onto the streets now break the lockdowns and captured Turner and Cortizo. A full by international law should send them were they belong. Let's go don't wait death or life for Panama. Let's go.

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

Let's face it mostbof thecplaces needed to go under. Shitty service and shitty fried food. Cook healthy at home. If people did that then they wouldn't be obese and at risk of this virus. Hopefully we can get some Venezuelan or Colombians to open up and cook some decent food. A nice Solomito or grilled trout. The Colombians know how to cook healthy. That's the answer more Colombians!

1 month ago
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