Restaurants, sweet shops experiencing 60% drop in sales

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AMMAN — The president of the General Association for Restaurants and Sweet Shops Owners, Omar Al-Awad, stated that the sector is currently experiencing a recession, with a 60 percent decline in sales. He reiterated his demand for a reconsideration of the price list by raising prices for citizens. اضافة اعلان

Awad attributed the decline to the high temperatures experienced in Jordan, which makes residents stay indoors more often, as well as the failure of price lists to meet rising inflation, which burdens restaurant owners, Khaberni News reported.

Unprofitable pricing
According to Awad, the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Supply did not heed the demands from restaurants regarding the modification of the price list, pointing out that it has not been revised for years.

He mentioned that he has repeatedly tried to meet with the Ministry of Industry to discuss the issue, given the inflation in production costs, which can reach up to 40 percent.

He explained that restaurant owners may resort to raising their prices, even if it means paying taxes, considering it a way to alleviate the high costs they face.

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