There is so much work that goes into establishing a new restaurant – from choosing a chef to devising a menu and hiring staff.
But throw a bad economic into this mixture and you have all the workings of an uphill battle.
Take for example, popular new eatery The Lankan Crabs. The restaurant’s founders spent months developing and fine-tuning the eatery, from going all the way to Sri Lanka to recruit chefs, to sourcing the best location in Bangsar.
Three months of gruelling renovations followed before the restaurant finally opened in November.