Eating Out At Its Highest In 2 Years

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British adults are choosing to eat our more often than they have done in two years, according to Horizons’ latest QuickBite survey.

The average British adult had eaten out 2.77 times during a two week period in July 2012, comparted to 2.02 times in July 2011.

Pub restaurants (19%), takeaway and home delivery (17%), as well as Italian restaurants and other European restaurants each with 9%, are the most popular venues with food quality the more important factor mentioned, following closely by price. For 32% of respondents who had eaten out in the past two weeks the choice of venue is down to force of habit.

However, while Brits are eating our more often, spend has declined and now stands at an average of £12.30 (incluing drinks), compared with £12.69 a year ago. Average spend in restaurants and pub restaurants dropped to £15.46 in June 2012 from £17.00 in January 2012, while average spend on quick service dinning fell from £9.60 to £7.29.

When choosing home delivery or take away outlets, respondents were most likely to opt for Chinese (15%), fast food (23%) or Indian (12%).

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