Takeaway business booms as restaurants fight to stay open

As warnings over the spread of coronavirus increase both in number and magnitude, major restaurant chains across the UK have been pulling back from delivery services and halting trade indefinitely.

Businesses such as McDonalds, Greggs, KFC and Nando’s have all closed their doors indefinitely over fears for the safety of their staff.

For many smaller businesses, this is not a decision they can afford to take.

Jay Finlay runs a small restaurant, Legend Deli Roastery, in Southend with his partner Joanne Brown and employs just two members of staff.

In normal times, the restaurant is able to seat around 30

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