Spur, the owner of Panarottis and The Hussar Grill, is ramping up its online presence as it grapples with pandemic-induced changes in consumer behaviour and forecasts it will take until the 2022 fiscal year for turnover to return to pre-pandemic levels.   

Like rivals such as Famous Brands, Spur needed to quickly adapt to changing consumer tastes, shifting its focus to online takeaways and drive-through businesses when the public health crisis, coupled with government-mandated lockdowns, crushed sales for dine-in restaurants and permanently shuttered some small outlets. ..

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