U.S. Restaurant Dollar and Traffic Declines Ease in August as Consumers Gain Comfort in Dining Out
While August restaurant trends reflect an environment in which slightly less than 25% of restaurant units were under restrictions for on-premises dining during the course of the month, similar to June and July, the rate of traffic and dollar declines for the month eased slightly to -10% and -9%, respectively, compared to same period year ago, reports The NPD Group.
“As the summer progressed and mandated restrictions were lifted, an increasing number of consumers became more comfortable dining out based on the safety protocols restaurants put in place,” says David Portalatin, NPD food industry advisor and author of Eating Patterns in America...
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