Tuesday, September 28


Andy Kiersz, Bars, BI Graphics, Consumer spending, Delta, delta variant, Drinking, Eating, Economy, Financial Behavior, labor shortage, Leisure, Markets, restaurant, Restaurants, Retail, Shopping

The Delta variant has Americans swapping the shopping bag for a seat at the bar this fall

The Delta variant has tanked optimism in the economic recovery. Spending slowed down in most categories in June and July, but bar and restaurant tabs are still growing. After a taste of freedom, people are loath to give up their nights out with friends. LoadingSomething is loading. On a Thursday night in mid-August, Sahith Obbu engaged in a time-honored college student tradi...