Families Return to Restaurants

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, “Families with kids visited restaurants in slightly greater numbers this summer, ending a three-year downward trend, the NPD Group said Wednesday.”

“For the August-ended quarter, restaurant visits by parties with kids increased 1 percent over the year-ago period, according to the NPD Group’s data. Bonnie Riggs, restaurant-industry analyst for the Chicago-based market research company, said the uptick in restaurant visits suggests that many families have become ‘recession-weary.’ ‘They need to get out of the house a bit,’ she said. ‘[Restaurant dining] is a relatively inexpensive treat compared to taking the family to a sporting event or the theater or to the movies, because that’s gotten very costly.’”

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