Hyderabad: Sales of Haleem are likely to get affected once again due to the might curfew imposed by the Telangana government in wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to reduce the impact of curfew on sales, some of the restaurants are planning to start selling Haleem at 1 p.m. itself.
Still, the sales are likely to be impacted as many persons, especially Muslims, visit the restaurants only after iftar. Meanwhile, some of the restaurant owners are expecting a rise in parcels and online orders. It may be mentioned the business is already affected due to a fall in demand for the delicacy from the IT corridor as the companies are still following the ‘work from home’ model.
Moreover, this year the price of Haleem has been around Rs 200, which basically makes it expensive for a large number of people, who are underprivileged and can’t afford to spend on it.
Haleem business in Hyderabad
It may be mentioned that usually, around two thousand restaurants set up haleem outlets in Hyderabad. It is not only a business but also a source of employment for many residents in Hyderabad. Due to the business, the number of orders on food delivery apps such as swiggy, zomato etc increases. The rise in orders increases the income of delivery boys too.