Singapore will be entering Phase 2, post-circuit breaker tomorrow (June 19). After over two months of ordering food delivery and cooking at home, everyone is naturally thrilled to be able to dine out again. Just how thrilled? According to real-time restaurant booking platform Chope, it had nearly 15,000 reservations pouring in within a single day, after Phase 2 was announced on June 15. The platform lets customers choose a restaurant from its extensive directory, peruse the menu and make a booking.
Dinesh Balasingam, Chope’s regional head of business, shares with 8days.sg that out of the bookings, “about 4,000 came in on the night of [the announcement]”. He adds, “In the first few minutes of re-opening up reservations, we were getting one reservation every second.”