Restaurant sales continue to improve as customers grow more comfortable with dining out.

Restaurant sales rose to 71.2% of pre-COVID-19 levels during the week ended Aug. 2, according to data from the software company Crunchtime.

The numbers have been particularly strong at fast-food and fast-casual restaurants, where the recovery has been most forceful as consumers flock to drive-thrus and opt for delivery and other takeout. Crunchtime uses data it aggregates from its chain restaurant clients.

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