Restaurant sales continued to trend higher in July, even as consumers pulled back on spending in other areas.
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Eating and drinking places added a net 1.3 million jobs during the first seven months of 2021.
Restaurants are recovering from the pandemic, but rising food costs and supply shortages are causing new problems.
All 50 states and DC added restaurant jobs in June, but staffing levels remained dampened in nearly every state.
TableSafes data, gathered from full-service restaurants across the United States, reveals that customer transaction volume increased 47% over the first quarter of 2021. Additionally, transaction revenue increased 55% from the first quarter of the year.
Consumers ramped up their restaurant spending during the first half of 2021.
Average wholesale food prices were nearly 10% above their year-ago level in June the strongest 12-month increase since 2011.
As restaurants recover from the pandemic, labor shortages and commodity prices are painful, but things are looking up.