research product . 2022

Homebound : has independent restaurant take-out created new ‘At-Home’ gastronomic experiences?

Kosta, Marianthi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2022
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This research explored dining experiences of homebound consumers in Ottawa, Canada and examined whether the COVID-19 pandemic allowed independent restaurant "take-out" to become a new dining experience among individuals. This qualitative study conducted 18 semi-structured in-depth interviews to identify changes in consumer behaviour attributed to events from the global pandemic. While COVID-19 began to impact the restaurant industry in March 2020, this research was conducted in August 2020, five months after the pandemic's introduction. Consumers and industry professionals offered insights into the current local-restaurant industry status, including business clo...
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free text keywords: Canada, COVID-19, dining experiences, restaurant industry, Take-out
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