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September 18, 2020

Fourteen states lost restaurant jobs in August

Five states – South Dakota, Maine, Indiana, Idaho and Mississippi – surpassed their pre-coronavirus restaurant employment peaks.

September 17, 2020

Consumers respond to new off-premises options at restaurants

Seven in 10 operators say off-premises sales represent a higher proportion of their total business compared to pre-coronavirus levels.

September 16, 2020

Restaurant sales rose in August, but operators remained concerned

As total restaurant sales losses topped $185 billion, a majority of operators do not expect their business to fully recover within 6 months.

September 4, 2020

Restaurant employment recovery is in danger of stalling

The restaurant industry added just 133,600 jobs in August, and staffing levels remain nearly 2.5 million jobs below the pre-coronavirus peak.

August 21, 2020

Speed of restaurant employment recovery varies significantly by state

Four states – Texas, Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma – lost eating and drinking place jobs in July.

August 18, 2020

Consumers are worried their restaurants will not survive the pandemic

A majority of U.S. adults say they know of a restaurant in their community that has permanently closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

August 14, 2020

Restaurant sales continued to rise in July, but at a much slower pace

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales surpassed $165 billion during the first five months of the pandemic.

August 7, 2020

Restaurant job growth slowed significantly in July

Restaurant job growth is expected to be choppy in the months ahead, following the initial bounce of 3 million jobs in May and June.

July 16, 2020

Restaurant sales hit a pandemic high in June, but were far below normal

The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales reached an estimated $145 billion during the first four months of the pandemic.

July 2, 2020

Restaurants added 1.5 million jobs for the second consecutive month

The impressive two-month employment bounce only marks the beginning of a long climb back to pre-coronavirus staffing levels.