Consumers Plan to Reduce Restaurant Spending in Months Ahead

Posted on October 10, 2010

A new Harris Poll has bad news for restaurant owners. It indicates that many consumers plan to cut restaurant spending. 66% of respondents said they likely would decrease their spending at restaurants. This a slight increase from 64% from a May poll. 62% also said they plan to reduce spending on entertainment.

Some families on tight budgets because of the weak recession may have decided reducing restaurant spending by cooking at home is a good way to save money.

Harris Poll officials said the poll is "further evidence that the economy is stuck in a rut and things are unlikely to improve very soon."

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