The National Restaurant Association recently released results from a survey of 4,000 restaurant operators taken from September 7-15, 2021. The results indicate that the delta variant dampened dining in 3 out of 4 restaurants and 44% of restaurant operators believe it will take more than a year for business normalize. 91% are paying more for food. 63% are paying higher occupancy. 84% have higher labor costs. See graphic on this page for more details.