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Clients try to help businesses by buying drinks in advance

An empty Malaga city centre.
An empty Malaga city centre. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Initiatives are designed to give bars funds to enable them to open again after the crisis

The special link that is often created between bars and restaurants and their clients has led to different projects being started in order to help one of the sectors which is most affected by this health crisis.

As an example there are adoptaunbar.com (adopt a bar) and the #SalvemosNuestrosRestaurantes movement, initiatives that aim to ease the economic losses faced by the sector.

The first of these is a website where clients are invited to pay for their beers and other drinks in advance to help those who run the establishments. The people behind it explain that the aim is to put the businesses in contact with their clients so they can buy their drinks now and consume them when the business reopens. It will mean that " the bars will have the cash to be able to carry on when the crisis is over".

The other project was set up by the platform El Tenedor (The Fork) and it works in a similar fashion: The client buys a voucher for between 10 and 250 euros and the business receives that money to help it pay its employees and the bills until it reopens. Once the restaurant is open again, the client can enjoy the meal they have bought.