US Restaurant Reopening: COVID-19 Impact on Supplies

Restaurants are facing a number of challenges dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the macroeconomic environment changed and what does it mean for restaurants reopening going forward?


This study covers the US restaurant market for disposable/single-use products that restaurants are expected to need in order to safely reopen and operate during the pandemic. These items are:

  • disinfecting products, including surface disinfecting wipes and I&I disinfectants and sanitizers
  • disposable face masks and face shields
  • single-use foodservice products, including containers and lids, beverage cups, lids and sleeves, bags and other flexible packaging, and serviceware

Excluded from this report are other items used by foodservice operators, such as trash bags, non-disinfectant cleaning products, and food and beverage products.

The study covers only sales to eating and drinking places and excludes other foodservice operations such as schools, hospitals, sports and entertainment venues, and retail stores.

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