The latest update from the NPD Group: total restaurant visits decreased by 2% in the first quarter of 2022

Restaurant industry traffic drops 2% from last year: The NPD Group

Still, restaurant transactions increased 1% from two years ago when pandemic began

As the restaurant industry seeks to recover amid the challenges of inflation and supply chain challenges, its traffic is down 2% from last year. The latest update from the NPD Group, indicates total restaurant visits decreased by 2% in the first quarter of 2022, but were up 1% in comparison to 2020’s first quarter.

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The National Restaurant Association has named Michelle L. Korsmo president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association names Michelle Korsmo president and CEO

Korsmo will map out strategy to bring restaurant industry out of recovery and help it thrive

The National Restaurant Association has named Michelle L. Korsmo president and chief executive of the National Restaurant Association. She will also become CEO of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. As she starts her duties on May 1, Korsmo will be mapping out a strategic path forward for building a thriving restaurant and foodservice community.

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Seventy-six percent of restaurant operators say that business conditions now are worse then three months ago, according to recently-released survey results from the National Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association reveals to Congress worsening economic reality for restaurants

As Association writes to Congress with survey results, 76% of restaurant operators say conditions worse than three months ago

Seventy-six percent of restaurant operators say that business conditions now are worse then three months ago, according to recently-released survey results from the National Restaurant Association. In a letter to Congress, the Association noted that the survey shows that the RRF first round funding saved more than 900,000 jobs and helped 96% of recipients stay open.

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Staffing shortages may be rearing their head this fall, as the restaurant industry experiences softer growth than in the fall

Staffing shortages may be impacting sales, service: Black Box Intelligence

Staffing shortages may be rearing their head this fall, as the restaurant industry experiences softer growth than in the fall. New data from Black Box Intelligence suggest that there may be a correlation between staffing issues and sales degradation and service-level declines. October’s increase from last year came in at 6%, softer than September, which posted a 6.3% increase. Moreover, October is more than two percentage-points from the sales peak in July, which was up 8.2% over last year.

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Fifty-three percent of consumers are dining in restaurants less, according to a 2021 The Why? Behind the Dine report issued by Acosta, a sales and marketing agency

53 pct of consumers are dining in restaurants less often: Acosta

Fifty-three percent of consumers are dining in restaurants less, according to a 2021 The Why? Behind the Dine report issued by Acosta, a sales and marketing agency. The research, powered by its CORE Foodservice business unit, also indicates that 27% of diners are ordering carryout out more often, and 23% of consumers are selecting the drive-thru more often.

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A new survey from the National Restaurant Association shows the fragility of the restaurant industry’s recovery

78 pct. of restaurants experienced slowdown due to Delta variant: National Restaurant Association

A new survey from the National Restaurant Association shows the fragility of the restaurant industry’s recovery. Many restaurant operators now believe that the recovery will run into 2022. Forty-four percent of operators believe that it will be more than a year before normal business conditions resume, and 19% believe that there will never be a return to normal business conditions.

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In August, restaurants online and physical visits continue to make a comeback, increasing 5% from last year, compared to a 10% decline last August

August restaurant traffic shows improvement, but trails 2019: NPD

Off-premises orders now account for nearly three-fourths of restaurants visits

In August, restaurants online and physical visits continue to make a comeback, increasing 5% from last year, compared to a 10% decline reported last August from the prior year. This, despite the delta variant and bad weather. Data from The NPD Group, a Chicago-based research firm, affirms the ongoing recovery, but also that it falls short of pre-pandemic levels. For example, August traffic was still down 5% from August 2019.

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Amid vaccination requirements, Resy has partnered with CLEAR to provide a way for restaurants to utilize CLEAR’s Health Pass technology free of charge through 2022

Resy partners with CLEAR to support restaurants with health, vaccination verification

As industry faces verification challenges with employees, customers, Health Pass, CLEAR app provide solutions

Amid vaccination requirements, Resy has partnered with CLEAR to provide a way for restaurants to utilize CLEAR’s Health Pass technology free of charge through 2022. Restaurants can use CLEAR’s Health Pass service with their employees and also use the Digital Vaccine Card to verify customer vaccination where required.

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