The global pandemic at first seemed to doom the future of the restaurant industry. Nearly overnight, many had to transition their model to carryout and delivery through touchless systems. During this time, the gig economy came to the rescue with a significant rise in food delivery workers. This allowed restaurants to continue operating in a safe and efficient manner.
As the Delta variant continues to surge, the gig economy is expected to help restaurants survive and in some cases, even to thrive. The gig economy has doubled over the last 6 years and 2 million Americans had their first gig economy experience last year.
Learn more about the impact of the pandemic on the gig economy through the visual deep dive below: