After Erdogan’s statement, the decision to discount the sector!

It is stated that the obligation to load the meal fee paid to the employees on the meal card will be lifted. President ErdoganThe development shared by food and beverage industryWhile it is generally welcomed in the market, some sector representatives warn that if cash payments are used other than eating and drinking, there may be a loss of customers for restaurants.

Some restaurants now replace cards cash for customers who prefer to pay 7 percent discount He started his preparations. Meal card companies, another interlocutor of the subject, are cautious…

According to the news of Merve Yiğitcan from Dünya, companies state that it would not be right to make an assessment without a relevant legislation for now.

President of All Restaurants and Tourism Association (TÜRES) evaluating the decision Ramadan Bingolreminding that they have been fighting for meal card commissions for a long time as the sector, food card He expressed his satisfaction that the obligation will be lifted. In the next period, he argued that restaurants should take some actions for their customers who used to use meal cards and will now receive their meal fee in cash.

The commission can be given to the customer Bingöl, making a call to the whole sector, said, “We reduced the 12 percent commission rate that meal card companies used to apply to 7 percent. Now, restaurants with a high number of meal cards should immediately offer discounts to their customers at those commission rates. He should not miss that customer by saying that we give 7 percent to you, not to the meal card company. We will start a campaign about it” he said.

The share of the meal card in the turnover is 3-5 percent

Kaya Demirer, President of the Tourism, Restaurant Investors and Gastronomy Enterprises Association (TURYID) food and beverage industry He said it carries both an opportunity and some risks. He pointed out that the removal of the commission cost is an opportunity, and the employee’s ability to use this support other than eating now will cause a loss.

Demirer pointed out that the expenditures made with meal cards at the restaurants within TURYID have a share of 3 to 5 percent in the total turnover of the business.The employee’s choice of paying cash to the employee instead of the payment made with meal cards may be to meet their different needs instead of spending it on food. In addition, there will be a tendency to spend a part of the income that will be obtained in cash in restaurants. In this case, business owners will lose some business. The profit of the business owner, who will spend a part of the monthly 1000 TL that he will obtain in cash, in restaurants, and which will be impossible to measure, will be freed from the obligation to pay the 6 percent to 8 percent commission that he pays to the meal card companies.” he said.


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