|Seamless data provides a snapshot of the recovery|
We chatted with the folks there about statistics during the storm. They report that business citywide was down by a large percentage because of evacuations and restaurant closures early in the week. Check out the percentage of participating eateries that were closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and yesterday in Manhattan:
Sunday, 10/28 – 28% closed
Monday, 10/29 – 53% closed
Tuesday, 10/30 – 64% closed
Wednesday, 10/31 – 31% closed
As you see, there is a huge bounce back from Tuesday (when the majority of restaurants stayed boarded up) to Wednesday, when business continued to normalize as the storm bounced back, showing that the delivery industry was largely up and running after two days (in areas with power, at least). The number of folks ordering on corporate accounts increased 100% on Wednesday vs. Tuesday, suggesting that people did in fact find a way back to the office.
There wasn't up to date information for yesterday, but we suspect its higher than 31%, and that it will continue to rise as the lights go on. Once power is restored downtown, we look forward to seeing the number of closures inch closer to zero.