Sep 8, 2022 - Economy

More people are dining out now than before the pandemic

Change in seated diners from U.S. OpenTable reservations
Data: OpenTable; Chart: Axios Visuals

Dining out is back to pre-pandemic levels and then some, according to new data from OpenTable.

Why it matters: While the fight rages on over going back to the office, other areas of our lives have returned to something like normal.

What's happening: The number of people dining in restaurants in the U.S., who reserved on OpenTable in August and September, was higher than in the same months in 2019.

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