F&B restaurant Delicious Group has ceased its operations in Malaysia after almost two decades. In a farewell social media post that ran across its Facebook and Instagram page, the restaurant said "in this ever challenging and difficult business environment, we thought that [closing] was the most prudent and best course of action."
The post added that it had originally planned to close all its restaurants before the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented. However, it decided to delay the closure and remain open to allow its consumers to enjoy their favourite food for a while longer while supporting its staff who needed jobs during the MCO.
"Now however, it is time for us to say our reluctant goodbyes to all of you. After almost two decades of being in the market and serving you, it is time for us to close our doors for good," the Group said, adding that it wishes to convey gratitude to all its guests and customers for supporting it throughout the years. "Know that every dish we served and everything we did, it was all for you," it added.
The social post has garnered approximately 1,300 reactions (consisting of sad, likes, and care) on Facebook, 464 comments, and 651 shares at the time of writing. It also garnered 423 likes and 110 comments on its Instagram post.
In response to its closure, many netizens took to the comments section to share their fond memories with the restaurant group. Most of them thanked Delicious Group for the memories and expressed their disappointment that they will not be able to continue dining in the restaurants anymore. Delicious started out as a small cafe inside the MS READ boutique at 1Utama Shopping Centre, according to Malay Mail. It is added that it opened another outlet in Bangsar Village in 2005, and subsequently a third outlet at St Mary's Place.
Delicious Group is not the only business facing closure. Two weeks ago, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan in Sabah said it is winding down operations and terminating its employees. In a letter to employees by general manager David Scully seen by A+M, the hotel has been experiencing economic downturn over the past few months due to a lack of demand for products and services in the hospitality sector. Four Points by Sheraton is part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, which is a subsidiary of Marriott International. Separately, hotel management company Swiss Garden International will also be closing two of its hotels: Swiss-Inn Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, and Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani in Kedah.
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