Drive-thru and carryout spending increased at quick-service restaurants early in the pandemic; on-premises spending at full-service restaurants continues to lag prepandemic levels

Two bar charts comparing dollars in billions spent at quick- and full-service restaurants by delivery, drive-thru, carryout, and on-premises dining from December 2019 to December 2022.

While total annual U.S. food spending levels had recovered from pandemic-related shocks as of 2021, some pandemic-induced changes in what people were buying for food at home and where and how they were purchasing food away from home continued throughout 2022.

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