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Americans skipping fast food amid coronavirus pandemic: report
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In the early days of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, fast food restaurants saw a boost in foot traffic, but that trend has sharply reversed as the virus spread into a pandemic, according to Foursquare.
The data technology company found a “steep decline in visits’ to quick-service restaurants of about 10 percent starting around March 13-14, when President Trump declared a national state of emergency because of the virus. Foot traffic to the restaurants has continued to decline since, according to the company.