ECONOMY

Fast-food restaurants are…

Fast-food restaurants are enjoying an unexpected rise in turnover in the midst of the financial crisis that has seen other types of restaurants suffer considerably. ‘There are restaurants that on some days do not have even one customer,’ said Ioannis Tsakos, the president of the restaurateurs’ federation. All-day restaurants that offer snacks and coffee as well as full meals also seem to have escaped the worst, which appears to be hitting traditional eateries. ‘Before the crisis a four-member family would consume 2 kilos of fish at my restaurant at Akti Themistocleous in Piraeus, now they just order 900 grams,’ said Tsakos.