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Outdoor dining: health, safety, and an enlivening experience



Yelp, an online review site for restaurants, revealed that 18,000 restaurants in America have set up an outdoor dining facility for consumers since the pandemic. The data shows that now the total number of outdoor dining restaurants has reached 26,000, as compared to the 8,000 restaurants in 2020. In 2022, the search rate for outdoor restaurants has grown by 292% as consumers feel comfortable and refreshed in an outdoor space.  The national restaurant association revealed that 90% of restaurants faced less customer demand for indoor dining due to the omicron variant.

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