American's aren't going out for lunch anymore?

June 6, 2017

Americans aren't going out for lunch the way we used to, with market research firm NPD Group finding that we made 433 million fewer trips to restaurants at lunch time last year. That's the lowest level in at least four decades! The Wall Street Journal writes, " Many U.S. workers now see stealing away for an hour at the neighborhood diner in the middle of the day as a luxury. Even the classic "power lunch" is falling out of favor among power brokers." More people are eating at their desks, or working from home and eating there, execs are ordering lunch in to eat during in-office meetings and conferences. Restaurants trying to adapt to the shift have made changes including offering delivery, faster services, and smaller portions all in an effort to get clients in and out faster. Read the article here.

Source: Munchies