As most countries in Europe move to reinstate some form of COVID-19 restrictions in a bid to stall the virus, the European food service industry is once again braced for a difficult number of weeks leading up to Christmas, with restaurants, bars, cafés and other food service outlets all forced to close once again.

The current public health restrictions in Ireland and other European countries are not as severe as what we had in March and April and many food service outlets are much better prepared this time around to provide take-away and delivery options to consumers.