The second wave of the pandemic has affected the food and beverage industry hard as the virus took a toll on many youngsters and made thousands of people question their lifestyle, and made them live a life without binging into street food. Driving to eatery joints has become a rarity as work from home and virus scare is still large.
One of the city's prominent eat-out spots near Gachibowli Police Station road, known as the DLF road that had somehow found its way back from the first wave's losses, is now finding itself in economic issues place is slowly getting extinct. A favorite of the students of IIIT-H, UOH, and most employees of IT hubs around the radius of DLF road is seeing low or no sales, early closures in the evening, and many places permanently closing down due to the losses.
It is a place known to be open throughout the day and night, serving some famous and lip-smacking food like Maggie, fast food, quick bites, momos, shawarma, and their famous Tandoori chai has no takers for the budget-friendly food. Many of these vendors seem to miss the ever buzzing activity of March 2020 and thought that the restart was the beginning of it, but everything went to vain as the city went to a battle with the virus in April, May, and June and the after-effects have made people keep away from all practices that involve any risk whatsoever.
The work from home for the IT sector and online classes have been the biggest upset for these food stalls as their only sales came from food bloggers and nonresidents of Gachibowli who ventured out on the roads since the unlock. Many of these vendors are nonlocals and were highly recommended by those who've eaten at DLF are considering to shut shop and return to their home state instead of incurring more losses. However, with the third wave coming in fast, the reset opportunity for these food spots is quite unpredictable.