Just a few months ago, Mark Lee was facing a “50 to 60 per cent” drop in his F&B business when Covid-19 hit Singapore. The two outlets for 13 Stages, his chicken rice-and-coffee eatery chain at Kallang Wave Mall and Tanjong Pagar’s Guoco Tower, became deserted as customers started staying home. While the veteran comedian, 51, said the dip in business was “tough”, he immediately jumped onto delivery platforms. The pivot worked, and brought his biz back to life. “My business is still doing fine. It has been catching up — we’re now looking at a 20 per cent to 30 per cent drop from [our usual business volume] instead of 60 per cent. But it can't compare to the past,” he tells 8days.sg in Mandarin over the phone.