In Google Local search there is now a ‘browse by’ feature that can help you filter down restaurant selections.
The browse by option offers suggestions such as takeout, delivery, italian and more. This is designed to make it much easier for users to find the exact type of restaurant they are looking for.
If you are a restaurant owner, this may affect your Google Search listing. We don’t know exactly when this feature was implemented. But it might be worth checking Search Console to see if there has been a change in your site traffic. If there has, it may be down to these new filters.