RR Dashboard: 2021 Restaurant Sales Set a Record

Feb 3, 2022 | Dashboard


2021 Restaurant Sales Set a Record   

  • 2021 restaurant system sales were record highs for both the $1B+ chains and, shockingly, for the independents and smaller chains according to government data. While 2020 results fell-off dramatically, a 2021 rebound more than compensated for the initial losses. 

  • Of course, substantial menu price increases helped drive results along with large group orders that have become so prevalent post-lockdown.

  • RR’s Intent to Eat Out Index shows sales momentum carrying into 2022 (albeit at a slowing rate) on a y/y basis despite higher prices.

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