Food for thought. The chart below from Axios details the monumental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and government restrictions on our most basic activity: eating.

Remember, it wasn’t all that long ago that eating at restaurants and bars had eclipsed eating at home. Take yourself back to 2015, courtesy of AEI.

Typically it’s new products that come through innovation, or prosperity that comes through opportunity, that changes our buying and consuming behavior. In this case, it’s a virus and state governors like Roy Cooper, who failed to balance public health with economic health.