Stark OpenTable data shows moment when COVID-19 drove diners away

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/03/16/experts-chart-a-path-to-get-canadian-businesses-through-the-storm.html

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Data from OpenTable, one of the largest online reservation services in the world, shows in real time how people are responding to the pandemic and how it’s affecting small businesses. The data reveals a 76 per cent drop in diners in Toronto restaurants on March 16 this year compared to the same day a year before. A 66 per cent drop in diners in Montreal. A 73 per cent decrease in Calgary.