Restaurants in Tehran shutting down due to high prices
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Due to the rising meat prices and a drop in the number of customers, 180 restaurants in the Iranian capital of Tehran ceased their activity, Ali Asghar Mir Ebrahimi, chairman of Tehran's Union of Restaurants, told Tasnim News Agency, Trend reports.
According to Mir Ebrahimi, the prices for raw materials, including meat, chicken meat and tomato have recently risen.
Mir Ebrahimi added that this has also caused worries among restaurant owners, as the high prices have led to a reduction in the number of customers.
"The number of customers in restaurants has dropped this year (started March 21, 2018) in a way never seen before," he said.
Mir Ebrahimi said there have been appeals filed for shutdown of 180 restaurants in Tehran out of 700 licensed restaurants.
Recently, the price of red meat in Iran exceeded 1 million rials (app. $23.8).