An article posted on USA Today caught our eye in July 2017 when they reported that Americans are now spending more eating out more than ever before. We are in fact spending more eating out than we spend for the grocery items we bring home during the course of the week!
We decided to investigate further and came up with several of interesting statistics about where we’re at when it comes to our dietary habits and where we might end up.
From 2015 to 2016 - for the first time since they started keeping records on these sort of measures, Americans plopped down a whopping $54.85 billion dollars for bars and restaurants compared with $52.5 billion for groceries ( The Motely Fool).
The Motley Fool goes on to note “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. But in 2015, the average amount spent on restaurants and takeout jumped $221 to $3,008. Grocery spending, by contrast, increased just $44 per household to $4,015.”