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Restaurants Eat Inflation Costs Amid Surge in Reservation Demand

A recent OpenTable survey finds good and bad news for the restaurant industry.

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WATCH: How Are Rising Costs Affecting Restaurants?

Dining demand is holding steady despite persistent inflation, according to a new OpenTable survey.

Seated reservations in restaurants from Aug. 1-21 this year rose 10% compared to 2021, reaching the pre-pandemic level in 2019. Across North America, people are going out to restaurants regularly: Close to three-quarters of respondents said they went out to eat at least once a month and 40% said they dine out weekly.