Eating out chain August sales decreased 16% year-on-year at 17:40 on September 25

August sales of major restaurant chains across the country fell 16% from the same month last year, with the decline widening again for the first time in four months.

Industry groups see the impact of the renewed spread of the new coronavirus infection.

According to the Japan Food Service Association, August sales of major restaurant chains nationwide fell 16% compared to the same month last year.

The rate of decline continued to shrink after hitting a bottom of minus 39.6% in April, which was the largest drop since the current survey method, but last month it expanded by 1 point for the first time in 4 months.

By type of business, the


of decrease

was only 3.4% for "fast food", which is often used for take-out and home delivery, while it

was 24.9% for "family restaurants" and

59% for "pubs and pubs".

The use of family restaurants did not increase due to the refraining from returning to Obon and the shortening of summer vacation at school, and some local governments requested shortening of business hours for pubs and izakaya.

The Japan Food Service Association said, "Izakaya and other places are still tough, especially in downtown areas. Some say that this month has improved a little, but the stores have to be closed and open, and the recovery has peaked." I'm talking.