Mazatlan restaurant owners slowly recovering from pandemic


The president of Canirac admitted that the activity during the pandemic has been of ups and downs

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- During the epidemiological traffic light in red, the Mazatlan restaurants recorded a dramatic drop of 80% in sales and now, being green, have barely recovered 40%.

The president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant Industry and Spiced Foods of Mazatlán, Rodrigo Becerra Rodríguez, acknowledged that with the pandemic the sector has had many effects and the activity has been of many ups and downs.

He explained that with the limitation in the capacity of diners and the increase in infections of Covid-19, at the beginning of July sales fell by 50% and a few weeks later they plummeted to less than 80%.

” The second week of July took a nosedive, then it fell by 50% and after that, it continued to fall until when was the first week of August we were with a loss of 80% of the sale, ” he said.

Becerra Rodríguez commented that it was at the beginning of September when the active cases of coronavirus began to decrease when Sinaloa returned to the green traffic light and the sale began to recover half of what it had lost.

He pointed out that currently, Mazatlan restaurants operate at 65% of their capacity, which has impacted their sales by 50, however, he is confident that sales will improve as of November, the arrival of foreign tourism is expected.

” We expect a very good high season, more or less it begins in November, Canadians and Americans and tourism, in general, begin to arrive,” he said.

The president of Canirac assured that the sector continues to apply all health protocols to avoid a fourth wave that affects the sector and the Mazatlan people.


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