Half of Diners Are Ready to Eat Out at Least Once a Week

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Half of Diners Are Ready to Eat Out at Least Once a Week

Our latest survey with OpenTable covers trends and priorities for restaurants and their customers

March 22, 2021

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Half of Diners Are Ready to Eat Out at Least Once a Week

Photo: Clay Williams

In February, we teamed up with OpenTable to survey over 21,000 diners and over 300 industry pros across the U.S. and Canada to weigh in on dining today and in the near future. As we mark a year since the COVID-19 pandemic first forced shutdowns around the country, we mourn the losses of lives and businesses crucial to local communities, but also celebrate the innovation and adaptations that arose in the face of unprecedented challenges. Grab the full report here, and read on for a peek into how owners, workers, and diners view the industry.

Diners are eager to get back to restaurant tables, if they haven’t already

Pandemic pivots like expanded outdoor seating are here to stay

Safety is still top-of-mind for diners

Diners are thinking beyond the menu when it comes to where they eat

Read the full report here.

Learn more about the James Beard Foundation’s efforts to help keep restaurants open for good.

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