Although there is no income, Mazatlan restaurants must pay services and rent

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Mazatlán, Sinaloa (May 13, 2020). Despite the fact that 80% of the restaurants in Mazatlán are closed due to the Covid-19 health emergency, their expenses are very high, since they have to pay for the electricity bill, the rent for the premises, payroll, etc.

The president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry of Mazatlán, Rodrigo Becerra Rodríguez, explained that the electricity payment represents 15% of the total operating expense, and the rent the same percentage.

Rodrigo Becerra Rodríguez (CANIRAC)

Becerra Rodríguez commented that in the case of rents, there are large companies that have very strict policies that require full payment, however, there are other cases where the owners of the premises are very supportive, while other restaurants simply stop paying rent because they ran out of economic flow.

The leader of the Canirac Mazatlán, stressed that the situation in the sector is very critical, and the more than eight thousand families that depend on this activity, live in anguish.

He pointed out that more than 80% of the Food & drink establishments affiliated to the chamber are closed, and 20% remain open in the midst of this health and economic crisis, under the scheme of take out & delivery.

The Canirac president concluded saying that according to a survey, until April 20% of businesses have closed permanently, an amount that could increase by the time the quarantine ends.

Source: OEM

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