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The relationship of loving to cook, getting the Covid vaccine, and visiting restaurants

Currently, people who love/like to cook are almost twice as comfortable getting the Covid-19 vaccine compared to people who don’t like to cook – 82% versus 47%.


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Only 42% of adults who expect to get the vaccine are comfortable visiting businesses in person, including restaurants, compared to the 73% of people who do not expect to get the coronavirus vaccine.

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With people who don’t like to cook the least likely to get vaccinated but the most comfortable going out in public, it stands to reason that a high percentage of dine-in customers currently visiting restaurants and eatertainment venues are unvaccinated.

Additionally, younger adults are far less likely to already or get vaccinated than older adults.

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That suggests that at eatertainment venues, which skew towards younger adults, the unvaccinated percentage of people visiting them is likely to be even higher than in restaurants.

With more and more states allowing restaurants to open for indoor dining even while they are still considered high-risk environments by CDC; this might not be good for the currently increasing number of Covid-19 infections.

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About Randy White

Randy White is CEO and co-founder of the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group. The 31-year-old company, with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, has worked for over 600 clients in 37 countries throughout the world. Projects the company has designed and produced have won seventeen 1st place awards. Randy is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on feasibility, brand development, design and production of leisure experience destinations including entertainment, eatertainment, edutainment, agritainment/agritourism, play and leisure facilities.

Randy was featured on the Food Network's Unwrapped television show as an eatertainment expert, quoted as an entertainment/edutainment center expert in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and Time magazine and received recognition for family-friendly designs by Pizza Today magazine. One of the company's projects was featured as an example of an edutainment project in the book The Experience Economy. Numerous national newspapers have interviewed him as an expert on shopping center and mall entertainment and retail-tainment.

Randy is a graduate of New York University. Prior to repositioning the company in 1989 to work exclusively in the leisure and learning industry, White Hutchinson was active in the retail/commercial real estate industry as a real estate consultancy specializing in workouts/turnarounds of commercial projects. In the late 1960s to early 1980s, Randy managed a diversified real estate development company that developed, owned and managed over 2.0 million square feet of shopping centers and mixed-use projects and 2,000 acres of residential subdivisions. Randy has held the designations of CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager) and Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX) from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

He has authored over 150 articles that have been published in over 40 leading entertainment/leisure and early childhood education industry magazines and journals and has been a featured speaker and keynoter at over 40 different conventions and trade groups.

Randy is the editor of his company's Leisure eNewsletter, has a blog and posts on Twitter and Linkedin.

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