The latest trends in key restaurant industry indicators
Our economists provide ongoing analyses of trends that impact restaurants.
Economist's Notebook Articles
ArticlesRestaurant job growth remained sluggish in September
Although the industry added back many of the jobs lost during the early months of the pandemic, a majority of restaurants remain understaffed.
ArticlesRestaurant jobs remain below pre-pandemic levels in every state and DC
While 43 states and DC saw gains in February, restaurant employment remains below pre-pandemic levels across the nation.
ArticlesRising food costs and supply chain issues are creating challenges
More than 9 in 10 restaurant operators experienced supply delays or shortages of key food or beverage items in recent months.