Michelin launches barometer to track the reopening of Michelin-starred restaurants

By James McAllister

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Michelin launches international barometer to track the reopening of Michelin-starred restaurants Coronavirus

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The Michelin Guide has created a barometer to track the reopening of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world that have had to close as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

It says the international barometer is designed to provide both the food service and wider tourism sector with a 'real-time overview' of the evolving rate at which Michelin-starred restaurants across the world are reopening.

Each week the barometer will record the number of open Michelin-starred restaurants across 35 countries in which the Guide is established.

To be included, restaurants must demonstrate that they are currently open at least three days per week. 

Every Tuesday evening, data from the previous week will be added to the barometer, with the hope that the results will facilitate analysis of the global impact of the Coronavirus crisis on Michelin-starred restaurants.

With its strong international presence, the Guide is calling on the support of its specialists in the field to update the tool.

It says inspectors of the Guide are leveraging all their local gastronomic expertise and knowledge to gather information.

Depending on restrictions imposed in any given country, restaurant data will be collected either in the field, by phone, or through digital research.

"By creating this barometer, we want to take the pulse of global gastronomy in order to inform and build awareness of our ecosystem," says Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides.

"Just less than 21% of the 3,165 starred restaurants around the world are currently open. We hope that this evidence will highlight a sector that radiates economically far beyond the doors of restaurants."

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