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Indigenous Indonesian Restaurant Strategy to Survive the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit almost all businesses, including food. Even the established family-based culinary businesses affected by the pandemic. For example, Tugimin business, Pak Min’s Chicken Soup, which is now trying to survive and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Family Culinary Businesses Pak Min’s Chicken Soup and Gudeg Yu Djum Rack Their Brains

Sop Ayam Pak MinAfter Tugimin’s death, the chicken soup business from Klaten, Central Java. The business run by his four children, Sihono, Sih Mulyoto, Triyono, and Ragil. Each of his four children managed to establish dozens of branches all over Indonesia. His second son, Sih Mulyoto, for example, has 39 branches throughout Indonesia.

Tri Saki Budi Hartono, who works as the operational person in charge of Pak Min Chicken Soup. Managed by Sih Mulyoto, who admits that his profits have dropped dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the past, the average net profit was Rp. 35 million to Rp. 40 million per month, now it is around Rp. 4 million,” said Tri when contacted by Tirto reporter, Friday (17/7/2020).

“We are now only defending so that employees can still work,” he added.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused sales to drop dramatically, buyers unmitigatedly decreased by more than 60 percent. However, even though the profits were insignificant they still open their stalls and manage a strategy. About 400 employees in all branches are working in shifts. According to him, this solution is the best rather than having to terminate employment (layoffs).

“For example, in one shop there are 20 employees who work only 10 of them take turns,” he said.

They also have to do it to convince buyers that their stalls are safe from COVID-19. Employees must wear masks and always have their body temperature measured before starting work. Meanwhile, even though there are not many buyers at their stalls. Buyers must keep their distance by sitting on the available spot.

Rely on Gudeg Cans

Warung Gudeg Yu Djum too. After Djuwariyah, the pioneer of the Gudeg Yu Djum shop passed away. The Yogyakarta culinary business passed to Djuwariyah’s children and even grandchildren.

The first shop Djuwariyah start, now passed to the son. Harianto and his wife Eni Widiastuty. Gudeng Yu Djum 167 is one of the restaurant in Kampung Wijilan, Yogyakarta City.

Eni Widiastuty told Tirto, Friday (17/7) that since the pandemic, its sales have decreased drastically. Several days at the start of the pandemic, he even had to close the shop. The area of ​​Kampung Wijilan, which was a tourist destination, was quiet.

Eni also faced a dilemma at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has to choose two options to keep opening the shop with minimal income. Or closing the shop at the expense of his employees.

“If we close, we will continue to feel sorry for the employees. Even if we open, we have to pay employees while the income drops drastically,” said Eni.

The Beginning of Canned Gudeg

He then took various ways. The canned gudeg product that has been produced so far was intensified again to get income. He has promoted through various media. Also took advantage of the food delivery service. This was quite helpful to keep earning income, he stated. Even though sales were not as busy as before the pandemic.

Eni seemed a little grateful entered mid-June 2020, he said there had been a slight increase. This is none other than the aftermath of government policy. That began to loosen residents to do activities outside the home. But as a consequence, stalls also have to implement strict health protocols.

He must prepare masks and face shields for employees as well as hand sanitizer. “Indeed, we have to spend a lot, but we can’t increase the price of [food],” he said.

Relax Tourism

The Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X has previously allowed regencies/cities to reopen. Places such as tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The Sultan hopes that the economy will continue to grow even in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pulse of the people’s economy in Yogyakarta, among others, comes from the tourism sector. With easing the policy, they believe the economy will return to a beat.

According to the Sultan, economic activities and COVID-19 prevention must go hand in hand. Because according to him no one can confirm when this pandemic will end.

“I also communicate with the regents. No problem. Please if you want to open a hotel, restaurant, tourist attraction and so on. Go ahead,” said the Sultan to reporters on Thursday (2/7/2020).

Professor of Economics at the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Mudrajad Kuncoro. He said that the decline in the tourism sector in Yogyakarta during the pandemic also affected restaurants and hotels. This then caused economic growth in the ‘student city’ to contract by minus more than 5 percent.

According to him, with the current condition of Yogyakarta, coupled with an increase in inequality and poverty. It will take a long time to restore Yogyakarta’s economy.

Unique Restaurant Offers Different Dining Sensations

The proliferation of restaurant businesses led to various types of concepts. This unique concept is another attraction for visitors. Here are 5 references.

The culinary business never dies. Its development is very diverse with many different concepts. Some restaurants come with unusual concepts by offering a different dining experience.

Research Jakarta Dining Index released by trattoriadacarmelo.com, a restaurant search and reservation site in Jakarta. Said that the number of middle and upper-class restaurants during the last five years increased by 250%.

The research shows that more and more people in Jakarta like to eat in restaurants. Throughout 2013, the Jakarta community visited 380 million times. Besides the trend of visiting restaurants is not just triggered by the biological needs of people to eat.

However, as well as being a place for socialization. The rapid growth of social media users. In the last five years has also driven the trend of eating in restaurants. People like to display their photos when in a good restaurant.

For this reason, many new players offer different concepts. Not only interesting food menus. But they make the interior and theme of the restaurant as attractive. As possible to pamper culinary lovers with a different atmosphere while dining.

The following are five unique concept restaurants that must be on your culinary hunting list:

1. Hospitalis Restaurant & Bar

If you have been treated in a hospital. You must have eaten hospital food that is said to be tasteless. But the culinary offered by this hospital is different from the general hospital menu. This hospital is a restaurant located on Jl. Ahmad Dahlan No.31 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

Hospitalis Restaurant & Bar carries the concept of hospital as their interior design. Not only the building that looks like a hospital. But the interior starts from the seating and tableware used.

This restaurant serves a variety of processed seafood, beef, and chicken. The restaurant  guaranteeing to make your stress pain disappear with their food. Likewise, the pain of longing with old friends also helped. Ready to try different sensations to eat.

2. Bong Kopitown

The first restaurant resembles a hospital, this one resembles a prison. Bong Kopitown makes you feel like an ‘inmate’. But surely you will not refuse if imprisoned here. The dish not will be serving like in the original prison.

You can order a delicious and delicious food menu. In stark contrast to the food in the original prison. Bong Chandra is the founding of Bong Kopitown cafe. One of the young entrepreneurs who is also a writer. Carrying a unique theme that is expected to be an attraction.

With a unique concept proven to make this restaurant a bustling cup visited. Located on Boulevard Raya Blok PD1 No. 5-6, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. And several branches like the one on Citywalk Sudirman Lt. GF No. 15-16, Plaza Semanggi Lt. 3 No. 9. And in cities outside Jakarta.

3. The Lab Café

Not only hospitals and prisons are made into a restaurant concept, this one has a laboratory theme. The cafe in Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D, No. 29, Jalan Pantai Indah Kapuk carries the atmosphere of a laboratory complete with all objects related to the laboratory.

The cutlery used to serve food in the form of measuring cups, test tubes, and other lab items. The food menu also uses quite unique names. Like Wildberry Tea, Jasmine Green Tea with Orange Bubble, and also Crepes Madness.

4. Samudera Laut 73

Feel the atmosphere of eating as if you were on a boat certainly is very interesting to try. Oceanic shades with aquariums and sea ornaments and porthole will add to the atmosphere of the sea. Not to mention the aquarium-shaped table with beautiful fishes that accompany our meal.

The restaurant is located on Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok QA1 No.2. Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Nuka every day from 10 am to 10 pm. Samudera Laut 73 serves archipelago food and various salmon in various forms.

Like salmon steak, salmon meatballs, salmon pasta, and much more at a friendly price too. This place is very fitting to be visited at dinner. So that the romantic atmosphere and beauty of the sea can really be felt.

5. Namaaz Dining

Well, the last restaurant reference is Namaaz Dining. This one restaurant does not offer a concept on the interior. And the atmosphere of the restaurant but on an unusual food menu. Namaaz dining is known as one of the unique restaurants in Jakarta. Which is famous for its very unique fine dining menu.

Just imagine the serving a packing chicken curry dish you will get. In the form of wooden pencils and notepaper that looks worn out. In addition, there are also green beans that are packaged in the form of a mixture with foam topping. Aren’t this interesting ideat to try these unique restaurants?

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