Status Of Singapore F&B Outlets During ‘Circuit Breaker’
We’ve been relying on home-cooked food and takeaway orders to get us through the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period. After all, delicious food can be comforting during these dark times.
On Tuesday (21 Apr), the government tightened ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures and published a list of essential services on the Covid.GoBusiness website.
So, which outlets have remained open and which ones are closed? We’ve scoured the social media pages of our beloved F&B stores, so here’s what you need to know.
F&B outlets with takeaway & delivery options
A&W’s return to Singapore at Jewel Changi saw long queues of eager customers for days following the opening.
We’re betting the queue isn’t as dramatic during ‘Circuit Breaker’, so stop by their branch in Jewel Changi Airport or AMK Hub to get takeaway orders.
Their signature root beer float and coney dog will make great comfort food once you get tired of trying out new recipes.
2. Bee Cheng Hiang
Bee Cheng Hiang’s outlets will be temporarily closed until 4 May. However, loyal customers will be happy to know that they accept online deliveries.
BreadTalk will accept online orders via their #StayHome order menu or food delivery services like GrabFood and Deliveroo. Their stores remain outlets because their bread, toast, beverages, and cakes may be considered as essential services.
4. Burger King
Burger King offers contactless delivery options and takeaway orders during the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.
Last Sunday (19 Apr), the company shared that they are experiencing a high volume of orders. They urge customers to be patient as their crew works hard to provide hearty meals.
Dessert lovers can satisfy their sweet tooth at Chateraise’s Isetan Scotts outlet at Shaw Centre. Unfortunately, their lone branch cannot accommodate cake reservations made prior to Tuesday (21 Apr).
6. I love taimei
I love taimei requires customers to purchase food alongside their yummy bubble tea concoctions. They urge people to order through GrabFood and Foodpanda, instead of coming to their stores.
Those that need fried chicken for comfort food can order a piping hot bucket for their family and roommates through contactless delivery and takeaway orders.
8. Old Chang Kee
Families craving for Singaporean cuisine can opt for Old Chang Kee’s crispy and buttery curry puffs and delectable chicken. While they are accepting online orders, they also have a list of operating outlets available here.
BBT fans still reeling from the loss of their favourite drink can turn to Starbucks and opt for sweet frappuccinos instead. You can make a mobile order or use their app or pay via the Starbucks Card.
You can get the energy you need to work or study from home with Subway’s submarine sandwiches. If you want to beat the queue, then order via the Grab Food app or choose the self-pickup option.
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11. Toast Box
Those who rely on Toast Box for their daily breakfast can visit selected outlets at certain times or order online. As of Tuesday (21 Apr), here’s a list of their updated operations.
12. Lao Ban Soya Beancurd
Though they technically sell desserts, some of Lao Ban Soya Beancurd’s outlets are located in supermarkets, so you can still buy from them.
Found all across Singapore from Old Airport to Choa Chu Kang and Punggol, you should be able to find one easily in your vicinity.
For a full list of operational stalls, you can check out their Facebook post here.
13. Mr Bean
For those who want a wider variety of food items other than soya beancurd, Mr Bean will remain open.
Their entire menu will be available for takeaway or delivery so order away.
Favourite F&B outlets unavailable during Circuit Breaker
Unfortunately, some of our favourite outlets, including all the big bubble tea chains across Singapore, have had to close temporarily. Here are 2 examples.
Fans of Famous Amos Cookies will have to wait till the end of ‘Circuit Breaker’ because operations have ceased.
McDonald’s was advised to suspend all restaurant operations until May 4. At this time, they have chosen to prioritise the safety of their employees and customers to flatten the curve of Covid-19 cases.
Opt for online orders at F&B outlets
Numerous F&B outlets have adjusted to the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period and are able to provide delivery. Locals are encouraged to choose this option, instead of going out and risking their health.
Getting food to eat is undeniably important, but reducing your trips outside is just as essential to curbing Covid-19 infections.
If you want to flatten the curve, then follow protocols for a faster end to the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period.