Focus on What Matters
There are restaurants that are having their best year right now. It's almost as if COVID made their businesses grow vs slow down. The question you should ask is why? What is so different about these locations vs others, COVID wasn't selective when it arrived in the US.
Take Casa Vega in Los Angeles. They were closed just like everyone else but in the midst of the pandemic they were willing to go against todays new "norm" and they are doing well. Casa Vega is part of a larger movement in the hospitality industry.
Casa Vega made the choice to focus on what matters - serving their customers without giving away their margins. They were not afraid to.