Pandemics really do change everything
Novel coronavirus’ impact on London restaurants — and the U.K. as a whole — is likely to be contained by social distancing, restaurant closures, and washing your hands. COVID-19 has spawned many memes based on NHS handwashing guidelines: choruses of songs; iconic Come Dine With Me moments; all in the service of raising awareness. A less-expected side effect, however, is its impact on food advertising. KFC has pulled a “fingerlickin’ good” chicken campaign based on people licking their fingers while eating on hygiene grounds — right now, licking fingers while sharing food is about the worst idea possible.
And in other news...
- London restaurants are preemptively closing to combat novel coronavirus.
- Tracking COVID-19’s impact on the city’s restaurants.
- Essential London restaurant Black Axe Mangal is reducing capacity and adding takeaway.
- A comprehensive, epidemiologist-validated guide to novel coronavirus sanitation in restaurants.
- Good tweet: