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.
U.S. Restaurant employment continued to rise in June, but the industry was only able to fill a fraction of the available job openings.
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Customer satisfaction with full-service restaurants improves 1.3%, while satisfaction with fast-food chains holds steady, according to The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Restaurant Study 2020-2021. Chick-fil-A snags the top spot among all restaurants measured for the 7th straight year with an ACSI score of 83 (on a 0-100 scale).
Only 4 states Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota have seen restaurant employment return to pre-pandemic levels.
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