The Federal Council in Switzerland will decide on Wednesday, October 28th, a curfew for restaurants, bars, and clubs. The federation Gastrosuisse trembles before the decision and steps therefore on Tuesday before the media with an appeal to the policy. “The uncertainty is huge, many businesses do not know what to do next,” said Andreas Krumes, CEO of Best of Swiss Gastro.
Now a crowdfunding campaign is to save Swiss gastronomy. People who will donate will receive a dining pass. With that, different restaurants invite people to a main course. “People should go on a culinary voyage of discovery with it, and the pickles will attract new guests,” explained Krumes.
Read more and find how restaurants in Switzerland are trying to cope with the corona crisis with the help of crowdfunding campaigns, with the Born2Invest mobile app. Read the latest business news in the world with our companion app.
The money raised will go to Best of Swiss Gastro
The company is donating part of the money to the SOS Children’s Village. Currently, 70 restaurants throughout Switzerland are involved in the campaign. “The aim is to make the restaurants better known,” explained Krumes. It is a long-term campaign and aims to increase the number of people eating out again.
Yannick Hänggi would also like to see more people eating in the restaurant again. He runs the Simply im Rössli in Laufen, Baselland: “It is an uncertain time. We are almost afraid when the phone rings because it is usually a cancellation and not a reservation. You have to take the whole thing day by day. Hänggi is happy about actions like the Dining-Pass: “To make things better, we have to stay active.”
The restaurant Heimeli in Sapün, Graubünden, also uses the pass: “We had a good summer despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, now in the off-season not so many guests find their way to us,” explained landlady Gabriella Pahud. With the Dining Pass, the company wants to attract customers during the week who would otherwise never find their way to the Beiz.
Several crowdfunding campaigns were already set during the spring lockdown
During the spring lockdown there were some crowdfunding campaigns, as crowdfunding expert Andreas Dietrich from the University of Lucerne explained. “Various – mainly small – businesses, including restaurants and artists, received financial support in this way. Because crowdfunding campaigns work best when they are emotional.”
This applies to restaurants, hotels and artists: “People feel connected to these industries and like to donate. The method works less well in the area of sports. For example, hardly any money was deposited for sports crowdfundings in the spring. According to Dietrich, this is related to the Swiss mentality.” Sport is perceived more as a luxury and has to take a back seat to donations.
Whether people would like to give money to their favorite pub a second time is an open question. “But I could well imagine it. After all, restaurants have good opportunities to offer interesting quid pro quo for the money.” However, crowdfunding campaigns are only a supplementary measure. “It was and remains more important that the catering industry continues to receive financial support from the federal government, for example in the form of short-time work,” said Dietrich.
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in 20minuten, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
Increase in Airport Opportunities Mirrors Rebounding Passenger Travel
The conference focused on collaborative efforts by public owners, private sector investors, and contractors. Experts were on hand to discuss...
BlackRock Launches First Liquid ESG Equity Alternative Fund in Europe
The Systematic ESG Equity Absolute Return Fund (SEEAR) alunched by BlackRock is designed for Liquid Alternatives investors seeking a global...
El Cesar has the Conditions to Enter the Medical Cannabis Market in Colombia
Municipalities such as San Alberto, San Martin, Gonzalez, among others, have the conditions to grow medical cannabis, a bet of...
Analysts Forecast a Bitcoin Price Between $51,000 and $1 Million
if you look at the Bitcoin price forecasts of other well-known faces from the crypto industry, Alfred is not alone...
Forget Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL): Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Investors Should Snap Up XRApplied (CSE: XRA) Instead
It’s no secret that AR, VR, and MR are hot investments right now. Facebook’s throwing the weight of 10,000 full-time...
Business6 days ago
Nine Ways to Make Your Blog More Engaging
Biotech5 days ago
Claris Ventures, €85 Million Closing for the Turin-based Sgr Focused on Early-Stage Biotech
Featured4 days ago
Why Gold Continues to Struggle
Business4 days ago
Is Augmented Reality (AR) the Best Thing to Happen to Education? Yes, it is!