COVID knocked the snot out of the restaurant business and folks have been holding their breath to see the pace at which the industry returns now that places like Texas are fully open. I have some good news:
1. Texas is seeing some “make up” or “revenge” dining out with the rate of Yelp related reservations showing a 2X increase versus pre-COVID.
That is so high it is hard to believe, but call a restaurant in Austin and good luck getting a reservation.
2. California is reporting a full recovery to pre-COVID rates of eating out. Again, my source is a report from Yelp.