Physical spend at restaurants up 68% on first day Singaporeans could finally dine-in at eating places

Deborah Tan-Pink

 · 06/24/2021  · 06/24/2021

The Singapore government eased restrictions on dining at eating places on June 21, 2021. Singaporeans are now able to dine-in at F&B outlets provided they limit their party to a maximum of 2.

We tracked data on customer spend at restaurants, cafes, and eating places, and found that physical (dine-in and takeaway orders, but not delivery) spend on June 21 jumped 68% compared to the previous day.

The average spend per customer was SGD$40 and was the highest for the period between May 16 and June 21. May 16 was the first day of the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) lockdown where dining-in at eating places was temporarily banned.

This figure likely is a reflection of a more cautious approach towards heading back outside for a meal. The average spend per customer was less than half of what customers spent on May 15 (SGD$83).

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But it is clear that many of us have had it with ordering food in.

The average spend per customer on food delivery hit its highest for this latest lockdown on June 20 at SGD$38 (up from the daily average spend of SGD$30).

This promptly fell to SGD$24 on June 21.

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Singaporeans found ways to continue socialising at home. The average customer spent SGD$200 on store-bought liquor during the lockdown, compared to the SGD$136 spent in the 6 weeks prior.

On June 21, physical spend at bars went up 79% from the previous day; the average customer drank through SGD$50 worth of alcohol. Punters kept up their performance the next day, drinking an average of SGD$79 of alcohol per person.