Each week, the barometer will record the number of open Michelin-starred restaurants across all selections for the 32 destinations in which the Guide is established. The integration of establishments is based on a specific criterion as restaurants must demonstrate that they are open at least three days per week to be included.

The tool is designed to provide the food service, and wider, tourism sectors with a global, real-time overview of the evolving rate at which Michelin-starred restaurants across the world are reopening.

With its strong international presence, the MICHELIN Guide is calling on the support of its specialists in the field to update the tool. Guide inspectors are leveraging all their local gastronomic expertise and knowledge to gather information. Depending on the health situation in each country, restaurant data will be collected either in the field, by phone or through digital research.

By creating this barometer, we want to take the pulse of global gastronomy in order to inform and build awareness of our ecosystem. Just +21% of the 3,000 starred restaurants around the world are currently open. We hope that this evidence will highlight a sector that radiates economically far beyond the doors of restaurants," comments Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides.

Looking to actively support the world of gastronomy during this period of crisis, the MICHELIN Guide will make the results of its barometer available on its website: www.guide.michelin.com

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