DC-area restaurants, unsurprisingly, faced another tough month in January. January was only slightly better than December (at -43.0% year-over-year open restaurant sales vs. -47.7% in December). There’s been a lot of hurdles in the way of better sales, especially having indoor dining banned in the District all but 8 days of the month. Non-DMV sales fared better this month – even crossing the 0% year-over-year line thanks to New Years Eve celebrations in the south.
Although it’ll still be cold, we’re hopeful that February sales will start to see the effects of the vaccination rollout.
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