Do you love eating out and making really really good dishes at home? OMG I love eating out so much. Comment below if you do too! I love sushi, french food, good mexican food, awesome delis with good sandwiches, bistros, everything. Also, doesn’t food always taste so much better when someone else prepares it? After a long day of work who wants to make their own meals??
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Here’s what the average American spends on restaurants and takeout:
From 2015-2016 Americans spent $54.857 BILLION on restaurants and bars than on groceries: $52.503 billion.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014, the average American household spent $2,787 on restaurant meals and takeout, compared to $3,971 on groceries. Then, in 2015 the average amount spent on restaurants and takeout jumped $221 to $3,008. Grocery spending, however, increased just $44 per household to $4,015. This tells us is that dining at restaurants and ordering takeout aren’t just luxuries anymore. Rather, they’re becoming the norm. And our finances are hurting as a result.
$799 billion: Restaurant industry sales. (Source: 2017 State of the Industry)
1 million+: Restaurant locations in the United States.
14.7 million: Restaurant industry employees.
1.6 million: New restaurant jobs created by the year 2027.
10%: Restaurant workforce as part of the overall U.S. workforce.
9 in 10: Restaurant managers who started at entry level.
8 in 10: Restaurant owners who started their industry careers in entry-level positions.
9 in 10: Restaurants with fewer than 50 employees.
7 in 10: Restaurants that are single-unit operations.
^^^ Crazy isn’t it!!
I know it’s cheaper to eat at home, but who has time??