According to a recent survey conducted by Engine for the National Restaurant Association, consumer spending at restaurants has trended higher and could increase if consumers have their way. According to the Association’s findings, 42 percent of adults say they are not eating on premises at restaurants as often as they would like.
Additionally, 49 percent of adults say they would like to be using takeout and delivery more frequently. This is especially high amongst baby boomers, with 51 percent saying they aren’t purchasing takeout or delivery as often as they would like.
This tracks with other findings from the survey, as baby boomers have the highest level of certainty about the economy and their own personal finances. 50 percent of baby boomers give the national economy positive marks and 53 percent describe their personal finances as either excellent or good – both percentages are higher than any other generational group.