California Restaurant Visits Surge after Vaccine Success

Restaurants and bars in California have experienced a surge in visits over the last two months, with footfall reaching a post-pandemic high of 78% as the state’s vaccine roll out gathers pace.

Hospitality in California rises
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In context, New York has seen one of the smallest decreases in hospitality visits throughout the crisis, but levels there have dropped over the last few weeks amid a rise in cases and restaurants in Cali are now comparatively busier for the first time since the start of the pandemic. In Florida, restaurant visits remain steady at around 60% of their January 2020 mean level suggesting the hospitality on the west coast could be looking at a faster summer recovery.

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