Special Insights

COVID-19 Impact on Restaurant Consumers

June 2020 Update - Part One

What customers think about raising prices, eating out, masks, breakfast and more. 1,200 US diners weigh in.

What we thought was business interruption in March has turned into a complete disruption of the restaurant industry. What do consumers want from restaurants now? Click here for answers, according to our May survey.

What's inside

  • Guests’ perspectives on pricing increases
  • What health and safety measures boost the likelihood guests will return
  • How changing behaviors are impacting daypart traffic
  • Guests’ off-premise and dine-in preferences now and into the future
  • What trends are here to stay

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Inside this special report you'll find 8 consumer behavior insights, each with survey breakdowns, deep dives, and our expert analysis:

Insight #1: Outlook on recovery time

Consumers’ outlook on the industry is more cautious than 1 month ago. The majority (55%) has shifted to the belief that recovery will take twice as long.

Insight #4: Brunching habits

Breakfast and lunch habits have changed substantially for a third of the respondents. 14% report they are eating more for breakfast as a result of WFH.

Insight #7: Evolving considerations

When choosing a restaurant, consumers now also consider contamination, sanitation and cleanliness criteria in addition to quality, price/value and menu selection.

Special Insights

COVID-19 Impact on Restaurant Consumers

June 2020 Update - Part One

What customers think about raising prices, eating out, masks, breakfast and more. 1,200 US diners weigh in.

What we thought was business interruption in March has turned into a complete disruption of the restaurant industry. What do consumers want from restaurants now? Click here for answers, according to our May survey.

What's inside

  • Guests’ perspectives on pricing increases
  • What health and safety measures boost the likelihood guests will return
  • How changing behaviors are impacting daypart traffic
  • Guests’ off-premise and dine-in preferences now and into the future
  • What trends are here to stay

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