According to a new report by BusinessNow.mt, there are relatively more restaurants in Malta than New York, Paris or London.
Malta reportedly outranks New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome and Dubai in number of available eating spots when ‘taking into account the number of residents and visitors.’
‘The data, for Malta as for the cities mentioned, often contains gaps and estimations, but the results lend weight to claims by the Association of Catering Establishments that there are too many restaurants for the country to handle.’
The report looks at licenses issued by the Malta Tourism Authority, which suggests a total of 837 restaurants, 1077 snack bars, 188 take-aways, 56 kiosks and 480 bars, which amounts to 2,638.
‘Based on 3,000 restaurants serving a population of 542,000, there are 180 residents per restaurant in Malta. This is the lowest figure of any destination reviewed, indicating fiercer competition.’
Dubai follows with 13,000 restaurants for a population of 3.5 million. Paris is up next with 44,000 restaurants and 13 million population in its metropolitan area at 295 residents per restaurant.