Coronavirus puts lid on Thailand’s multibillion ‘dollar box’

BANGKOK — These are hard times for Thailand’s vaunted nightlife industry.

Nightclubs and bars, which contribute more than $5.5 billion a year to the overall economy, are the country’s hidden “dollar box.” But regulations that went into effect in late March to halt the spread of the new coronavirus are delivering a body blow to establishments, with cries of despair increasingly heard from proprietors.

“The coronavirus is going to kill the bar business,” said Nutthapon, a 37-year old manager of one establishment in Bangkok. From March 22, restaurants in the city’s greater metropolitan area were banned from offering anything other

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Popeyes drops ‘NOLA STRONG’ merch, menu box to support New Orleans

Dive Brief:

  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen rolled out a campaign to support the people of New Orleans, an area harshly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release shared with Marketing Dive.
  • The fast-food chain created a $28 “NOLA STRONG” meal box available via the Popeyes app, which comes with 12 pieces of fried chicken, two sides, six biscuits and a T-shirt. All proceeds from sales of the menu item will be donated to Louisiana non-profit Second Harvest Food Bank as part of an effort to feed more than 1 million meals to people in need. Consumers can also
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