- Consumers are using restaurants more than they were in April, but many are still cautious about dining out and about 32% in a new survey say they won't be comfortable until 2021.
- A Bank of America survey of 1,000 people showed that nearly 60% of respondents in April said they would feel comfortable going to a restaurant before Labor Day, but the June 18 survey found just 48% would be comfortable.
- Some old habits, like grabbing takeout coffee on the way to work, may be slower to come back, BofA analysts say.
As states reopen, consumers are going out for meals more often, but about a quarter are still not using restaurants at all and some have a higher level of discomfort about in-restaurant dining than in April, a new survey found.
A Bank of America survey of 1,000 people on June 18 found that about 32% do not think they will be comfortable dining in a restaurant until 2021, up sharply from the 20% in a similar survey in April.