2021 State of the Restaurant Industry with Hudson Riehle
Episode 218th February 2021 • Order Up • National Restaurant Association
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With business down more than 20% and one in every five employees losing their jobs, 2020 was a dark time for the restaurant industry. Despite these gloomy numbers, 2021 is already showing signs that the light is at the end of the tunnel.

We are starting off a new season of Order Up by welcoming back to the show Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President of Research and Knowledge at the National Restaurant Association. Hudson joined us to discuss the 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report.

Take a listen to learn the latest trends and numbers.  

  • (01:25) - Research & Knowledge Group
  • (02:38) - 2020 industry sales
  • (07:10) - Restaurant survival
  • (15:44) - Consumer intentions
  • (18:11) - Workforce outlook
  • (22:28) - Reaching critical mass
  • (26:21) - Innovation continues

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