This is apparent from a study by Mastercard among 1105 respondents into payment behavior in the catering industry. In addition, almost one in three people (31%) indicated that they tip more often than before the pandemic to support the hospitality industry. On average, 8.2% is tipped.
A higher bill, but equally divided
The Dutch are also financially ready for more catering visits: more than a quarter (28%) saved extra money during the lockdown to visit cafes and restaurants more often.
Although the Dutch are willing to spend more on catering companies, they still live up to their name when it comes to stinginess. Not even a third of the Dutch (29%) regularly give a round to friends or family and almost two-thirds (62%) prefer to see the bill divided fairly.
Payment requests therefore appear to be a godsend for Dutch people. More than half (58%) do not mind advanced the bill because of the ease of payment requests. Nevertheless, almost a quarter of the Dutch (23%) prefer to split the bill on the spot and pay “every man for himself”.
Although most people can’t wait to visit the catering industry again, people are still cautious. Almost half (48%) prefer to meet outside on the terrace than inside, because outside the chance of becoming infected with the corona virus is smaller.
A small group (15%) indicate that they do not want to go to the catering industry as often or not. 45% do not yet dare to do it due to corona and 30% have discovered during the pandemic that they can do just fine without the catering industry. Nearly a fifth of people (19%) want to save money.
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