The pandemic and restrictions have taken their toll. | Jaume Morey
According to figures from the Balearic Institute of Statistics, 4,205 bar and restaurant businesses were registered with social security in the Balearics in the fourth quarter of 2020. In other words, these were operational businesses, but the number was 276 lower than in the October-December quarter of 2019. The 4,205 total was the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2011, when there were 4,111 and also when financial crisis had taken its toll.