Instead of $50 main courses, they're opting for sandwiches and other lower-priced items, say restaurants around the country.
While takeout, delivery and drive-thru sales are above pre-pandemic levels, on-site dining remains down.
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute says some will lose their jobs and low-wage workers are the most likely to be hit.
Critics worry that teens could be vulnerable to harassment or underage drinking, but supporters say it creates job opportunities.
The employees became the first in the nation to form a union at one of the fast food chain's restaurants.
Here's Looking at You is up and running again — but the restaurant industry has changed a lot since the Before Times.
"A lot of people romanticize restaurant work" and don't realize how stressful it can be, says Genevieve Yam, assistant editor at Epicurious.
A lot of food trucks found new opportunities in the suburbs during the pandemic, says Matt Geller of the National Food Truck Association.
Business owners are battling with limited space, unpredictable weather and unwanted pests.