Restaurant sales almost fully recovered in March
Industry sales surged 36% year-over-year, nearly hitting 2019 levels as consumers spent their stimulus checks at any restaurant that was open.
Technomic’s Top 500 ranking shows how bad 2020 was for casual dining
Sales plunged by more than a quarter and more than 5% of casual dining chains' units were shuttered as the pandemic put restrictions on dine-in service. Olive Garden is now the sector's biggest chain.