The first three months of 2021 were not only the brutal climax of the coronavirus pandemic in terms of virus cases across Massachusetts, but also a setback for the already-ailing restaurant industry.
According to the State Department of Revenue, restaurant revenue declined 21% nationwide in the first quarter compared to the last three months. This period coincided with the state’s stricter operational guidelines to limit the spread of the virus, including restaurant capacity.
In Boston, restaurant revenues were down 22%. In Cambridge it fell 16%. It fell 13% in Somerville and 24% in Quincy.
More on this story from the Boston Business Journal