As of this week, restaurant reservations in Georgia are at 69% of what they were one year ago. This is a 10% lead over the national average where restaurant reservations are at 59% yoy. Two weeks ago, Georgia restaurant reservations were 5% lower on average then they are today.
Casual Dining, Fast Food, And Bars
Over last week, Casual dining traffic was at 76% of last year’s traffic. Bars were performing slightly better at 82%.
As usual fast food establishments have been unaffected, currently at 103% of last year.
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Another victim of COVID-19 — association says 30% of GA restaurants to close over pandemic
The Georgia Restaurant Association said about 12% of the state’s restaurants have permanently closed, and before the pandemic ends that number could reach 30%.
“We certainly were able to, in some cases, stay open for delivery, carryout and curbside (pickup). However, not every restaurant could do that,” said Georgia Restaurant Association CEO Karen Bremer.