Let's Eat Out: Americans Weigh Taste, Convenience, and Nutrition

Whether eating out or buying carry-out, Americans are consuming more and more of their calories from full-service and fast-food restaurant fare. The share of daily caloric intake from food purchased and/or eaten away from home increased from 18 percent to 32 percent between the late 1970s and the middle 1990s, and the away-from-home market grew to account for about half of total food expenditures in 2004, up from 34 percent in 1974. Analysis of a survey of U.S. consumers indicates that respondents want convenience and an enjoyable dining experience, but the desire for health also plays a role as does diet-health knowledge.


Issue Date:
2006-10
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/59411
Total Pages:
16
Series Statement:
Economic Information Bulletin
Number 19




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