The financial crisis in 2007-2008 changed the landscape of the restaurant industry in the United States. Five years later the market has not reverted back to the conditions prevalent in the pre-crisis times. It appears customer habits might have changed in a more permanent way and restoring traditional dining behavior will be much harder than originally assumed. Restaurant chains are now looking at current customer behavior in a more realistic way and trying to adjust to these significant trends and still make a decent profit. We review here some of the larger changes that are probably not reversible anytime soon.