Industry update

Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

The National Restaurant Association warns that the rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the Delta variant could hurt the industry's rebound.

09/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Pandemic

Restaurant Sales Were Down 26 Percent in January

A new National Restaurant Association report shows that eateries around the country continue to struggle because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

03/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

By the numbers

Restaurant Sales Dropped 24 Percent Last Year

And while spending is expected to rise again in 2021, it is not expected to reach pre-pandemic levels.

01/27/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Help Needed

Restaurant Association Says the Industry Is in 'Free Fall'

According to the National Restaurant Association, 10,000 restaurants have closed in just the last three months.

12/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Data

Restaurant Industry on Track to Lose $240 Billion This Year

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 3 million food service employees are still out of work because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Restaurant Employment Plummets

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 598,000 restaurant jobs have been lost in Florida alone.

05/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Two Out of Three Restaurant Workers Have Lost Their Jobs

A new survey from the National Restaurant Association estimates that the restaurant industry will lose $80 billion in sales by the end of April.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Restaurant Association Says More Help for the Industry Is Needed

After the pandemic passes, the National Restaurant Association warns, nearly all American restaurants will be "in desperate need of cash."

04/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

How the Coronavirus Relief Act May Help Struggling Restaurants

The bill contains at least $349 billion in federally guaranteed loans for small businesses.

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Giving

Sarasota Restaurant Chain Wins National 'Neighbor Award'

Gecko's Grill & Pub, which has eight locations around Sarasota and Manatee counties, was recently honored for its philanthropy.

03/31/2017 By staff