The Rugby World Cup organized in France presents an actual breath of freshness to restaurateurs. In Lyon, the performances of the Blues are carefully adopted in bars and eating places, to the nice pleasure of the managers who’re breaking all their revenue data.
The Rugby World Cup is successful for the French. The Blues haven’t misplaced a single match for the reason that begin of the competitors. Sufficient to fulfill the French bars and eating places, that are packed for each Blues match.
In Lyon, within the Rhône division, the turnover of restaurateurs would have elevated between 20 and 30% within the month of September. It have to be stated that you just solely want to walk for a couple of minutes in outdated Lyon to see 1000’s of vacationers who’ve made the journey for the Italy-France assembly within the metropolis stadium.
Turnovers that break all data
Many individuals purchased a t-shirt or souvenirs. “All of us have the t-shirt, the cap that matches nicely”, quips a fervent supporter of the Blues on the microphone of Europe 1. The supporters additionally delight the pubs and eating places for the France-Italy match, the Elephant bar & Citadel served as many as 2,000 folks.
“We labored for round 14 to fifteen hours, with out consuming, with out even going to the bathroom” on the day of the match, explains the supervisor of the institution. “You’ll have thought we had gained the World Cup, it was nice,” he continues.
In ten years of exercise, the pub had by no means had such good turnover. “We made 18,000 euros on a Saturday, excluding taxes. And finallyfor the month of September, 130,000 euros in income, which is the report for the month.
“We lastly labored”
On the Bouchon Chez Meunier, each match evening, the institution is full. A pleasure for the supervisor, Christelle, within the face of the financial state of affairs of current months. “Within the first a part of September, it was very calm. In any case, it has been calm for a 12 months as a result of we’ve got had the identical clientele for the reason that Covid. However there, it did us good as a result of we lastly labored. It’s good to have an excellent finish to the month of September,” she emphasizes.
Confronted with rising costs for uncooked supplies and vitality, restaurateurs admit to being in problem. They subsequently hope that the supporters will nonetheless be as grasping till the tip of this Rugby World Cup.