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Up and up!

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

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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About these metrics: The MarginEdge monthly snapshot of DC Metro restaurant sales is based on a sampling of 300+ area restaurants ranging from fast-casual to full-service.

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