In terms of restaurant reopenings in Q2, the restaurant industry saw 22,441 reopenings via Yelp—the highest among all industries. Across all segments, 60,502 businesses reopened in the quarter, which is the highest in the past year. Of that amount, 38,725 came in April. That’s the largest batch of monthly reopenings Yelp has seen since May 2020 when roughly 45,800 businesses reopened.
Although restaurants are reopening at a huge pace, trends established during the industry—such as the rise in delivery—haven’t disappeared. The opening of food delivery services (670, up 166 percent) is well above pre-COVID marks. Other areas soaring past pre-pandemic levels in terms of openings are seafood markets (81, up 44 percent), soul food (176, up 30 percent), desserts (1,628, up 47 percent), and food courts (59, up 40 percent).