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U.S. Restaurant Sales Continue to Rise

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Sales in eating and drinking establishments in the United States continue to trend upward as pandemic capacity restrictions are eased and more Americans are vaccinated. They reached $67.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis in May, the latest figures available from the National Restaurant Association.

“However, after adjusting for menu-price inflation, real eating and drinking place sales remain approximately 3% below pre-pandemic levels,” the association said. “This indicates that the restaurant industry’s recovery from the pandemic is not yet complete, in terms of a return to normal customer traffic levels.”

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