Officials believe Moscow’s culinary market is short on diversity because most cafés are run by chains. Moscow has one café or restaurant for every 1,570 citizens, compared to one for every 580 citizens in London and one for every 90 in Tokyo. To rectify the situation, city authorities have proposed a business plan.
City authorities in Moscow have come up with a plan to diversify the capital’s fine dining scene. The concept includes a series of measures, including promotion of a “Moscow cuisine” brand and improvement of the city’s culinary image through the opening of quality cafés and restaurants.