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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-49/1456 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 December 2020 – 28 February 2021|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Alejandro Godino (UAB)|
|Measure added||23 November 2020 (updated 15 February 2021)|
Grupo Restalia, a Spanish multinational restaurant group based on franchise chains (100 Montaditos, TGB, Cervecería La Sureña, Pepe Taco, and Panther Juice & Sandwich Market) has approved an aid plan to support its franchisees until the arrival of the vaccine of the COVID-19. The company implements these aids before the approval of new restrictions (curfew, capacity limits, and even closure (e.g. Catalonia)) affecting the restaurant sector. These measures represent a continuation and expansion of measures implemented by Restalia in September to support its franchises.
These measures cover all the franchisees of Restalia restaurant chains. This aid plan includes: discounts on company's strategic products (food and drink); improvements in the form of payment to suppliers in order to have more liquidity; advice on loan processing; and support in the adaptation of restaurants to take advantage of the maximum possible capacity on the terraces (Restalia will contribute 50% of the price of the terrace stove price and 100% of the necessary fuel price).
Likewise, Restalia has launched an aid plan for closed franchisees or with limited capacity to promote the 'delivery' service, mostly based on a specific advertising and communication plan on the various 'delivery' platforms.
In addition, in order to help all those restaurants located in regions where authorities have closured hotels and restaurants, Restalia will implement a specific and additional aid plan to support franchisees at the time of reopening, based mainly on better payment conditions with essential suppliers for the month of reopening, with the aim that it can be reopened with the least possible outlay, allowing to obtain imminent liquidity that allows the continuation of the activity.
Restalia already supported its franchises in September through bonuses in the royalty and in strategic products (food and drink); and financing of raw material purchases for franchisees in difficult situations.
To be implemented on 1 December 2020.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvements of social partners.
No reactions of social partners.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Aid plan for franchisees of Restalia group, measure ES-2020-49/1456 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-49_1456.html
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