5:51 am November 12, 2010, by Henry Unger
Restaurant visits from families with kids increased this past summer after three years of declines, AJC staffer Jeremiah McWilliams reports.
The NPD Group research firm said visits by parties with kids increased by 1 percent in the quarter ending August 2010.
That’s important, McWilliams writes, because parties with kids accounted for 14 billion meals and snacks, and $70 billion in sales last year.
In general, McWilliams points out, Atlanta-area residents eat out more than the U.S. average, according to Zagat Survey.
But, our unemployment rate has been worse than the nation’s during this Great Recession.
So, are you eating out more? Feeling a little more confident?
Or are you still watching your pennies, unsure of where the economy is headed?
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