On-line and bodily restaurant site visitors was up 2% and shopper spend jumped up 8% in February, in comparison with a 12 months in the past, in accordance with The NPD Group.
But complete restaurant visits in February have been down 8% from a pre-pandemic stage in February 2020, in accordance with a press launch on the analysis group’s information.
Quickservice restaurant site visitors improved by 1% in February in comparison with a 7% decline a 12 months earlier. On-line and bodily visits to full-service eating places elevated by 6%, over a 22% decline the identical month final 12 months.
Restaurant morning meal continued to get well visits in February with a 5% enhance in comparison with a 12% decline in February 2021. Quickservice morning meal on-line and bodily site visitors, representing 88% of complete trade morning meal visits, elevated by 6% this February in comparison with an 11% decline final February. Complete restaurant dinner site visitors improved by 6% in comparison with a 12% decline the identical month a 12 months in the past.
“February started with visits smooth as omicron suppressed shopper sentiment for eating out. However, the again half of February benefitted from comparisons to final 12 months’s historic winter deep freeze,” David Portalatin, NPD meals trade advisor and creator of “Consuming Patterns in America,” mentioned within the launch. “Trying forward, we must always see some seasonal demand begin to warmth up in March and COVID-related considerations diminishing. The wild card will likely be how customers reply to ongoing inflation, together with $4-plus per gallon gasoline.”