Doncaster folk flock back to restaurants in massive numbers post lockdown

A study shows that spending in restaurants is up 79 per cent in Doncaster since businesses have been able to reopen.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 1:11 pm

Restaurants pubs and cafes across the UK opened back up on May 17.

Since then people in Doncaster have increased their spending in restaurants by a massive 79 per cent.

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This data has come from Dojo who analysed data from Monday May 17 to Sunday May 23.

Jon Knott, head of customer insights at Dojo, said: “After over a year of lockdowns and restrictions, it is no wonder that we’re eager to get back to normality, and for some of us, this includes going out for dinner at the local restaurant.

“Indoor hospitality’s return has allowed a number of small businesses to reopen their doors, after many have been excluded from the easing of restrictions since April 12.

“Restaurants have seen a 49 per cent increase in sales since indoor singing reopened with a marked increase in the average order value.”

According to their data Doncaster ranked 19th in the country for week on week increases.

Doncaster ranked 14th for pubs with a 63.8 per cent increase in spending than the week before.

UK wide spending for the past week has been 17 per cent higher than the average week in July 2020.

And 23 per cent more restaurants have been able to trade from this time last week.

29 more pubs have been able to trade over the past two weeks with an increased spend average of 8 per cent.

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