The spread and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented impact on the restaurant and hospitality industry around the globe. As all levels of Government grapple with this challenge and rapidly respond to protect the industry, it’s more important to base decisions on verified data.

In order to help support the restaurant industry navigate these uncertain times, our team at 7shifts has worked together to derive important labor trends and insights from our network of 350,000+ restaurant pros.

These data-sets are updated in real-time and are maintained by the 7shifts data science team. If you have questions about the data, or are an academic or journalist looking to leverage this data, please reach out to our team at marketing@7shifts.com.

How restaurant sales have been impacted

The change in restaurant sales over time, by restaurant type
Note: Use the checkboxes on the right to see how different types of restaurants are fairing as a result of COVID-19.
The overall change in restaurant sales over time
Note: Restaurant sales took a grave hit right after COVID-19 lockdowns began, but are now back on the rise as the industry starts to recover.

How restaurant workers have been impacted

Number of shifts scheduled over time
Note: Restaurant sales took a grave hit right after COVID-19 lockdowns began, but are now back on the rise as the industry starts to recover.
Number of hours scheduled over time
Note: Many restaurant workers suffered drastically reduced hours after the COVID-19 breakout in March.
How many restaurant employees are actively being scheduled.
Note: Many restaurant workers lost their jobs after the COVID-19 breakout in March.

How restaurant staffing has changed

How quickly restaurants have been adding 'Delivery' roles to their rosters since the start of lockdowns due to COVID-19.
Note: The percentage change in roles associated with delivery added to add 7shifts restaurants, over time.
How restaurants are staffing their restaurants (BOH, FOH, and other) since COVID-19.
Note: The departmental makeup of restaurant schedules have changed drastically since COVID-19, and many restaurants are pivoting their business and operations to adapt to the new normal.

The tools your restaurant needs to get through COVID-19

Here are a few resources your restaurant can use to help you succeed.

COVID-19 Best Practices for Restaurants

COVID-19 Restaurant Relief Programs

Best Practices for the Workplace

How to Manage Your Restaurant During COVID-19

COVID-19 Best Practices Infographic