Deep Dive: New York restaurant reservations down 38%
We are already starting to see what kind of impacts the recent surge in COVID-19 cases is having on businesses.
In this week's Deep Dive, News 12's Kristie Reeter takes a look at the numbers in our area to see what restaurants are dealing with.
Looking at numbers from restaurant reservation app Open Table, Caleb Silver, of Investopedia, says people are not dining out that much.
"New York restaurant reservations, according to Open Table, are down 38% from two years ago, we had a slight recovery over the summer, especially in the New York City area, but we are down steeply in the last month. Maybe it's Omicron, maybe it's the colder weather, but the restaurant industry severely compromised in the Empire State," says Silver.
Tied to these numbers, are jobs in the hospitality industry.
"There are 481,800 people who work in restaurants across the Empire State, that is down about 22% from 2019 levels, so we are still missing a lot of jobs in that industry," says Silver.