Eating and drinking places registered sales of $47.4 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That represented the second consecutive monthly sales gain, after falling to a low of $30 billion in April. The total shortfall in restaurant and foodservice sales reached an estimated $145 billion during the first four months of the pandemic.
June represented the highest monthly sales volume since the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns in March, but still remained roughly $18 billion down from the pre-coronavirus sales levels posted in January and February. Read the full report from the National Restaurant Association research team here.