Restaurant Industry October 27th

Restaurant Reservations

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.

In the news

Another victim of COVID-19 — association says 30% of GA restaurants to close over pandemic

Justin Wilfon

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.

Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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