Full service restaurants (FSRs) had their share of troubles to recover from over the years. Restaurants that were still recovering from the Great Recession which ended over ten years ago were now faced with mandated dine-in closures due to the recent COVID pandemic.

Most FSR businesses are on-premises sit down table service restaurants and visits to these FSRs in the April, May, and June quarter, the height of the dine-in closures, were down 47% as compared to the same quarter last year, reports The NPD Group. And, quick service restaurants (QSRs) that operate take-out and drive-thru’s also declined by -17% during the same quarter.

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