E. Liz Sloan

A. Elizabeth Sloan

Confronted with consumer concerns about dining out as the Omicron-fueled pandemic rages on, foodservice operators continue to feel the impact of COVID-19. Half of adults are still eating out less often than before the pandemic; one-quarter say they are “definitely avoiding” eating out, Datassential reports. By late October 2021, 80.3% of all meals were prepared at home, up from 76.6% in July, according to an International Dairy Deli Bakery Association webcast.

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A. Elizabeth Sloan, PhD, a member of IFT and contributing editor of Food Technology, is president, Sloan Trends Inc., Escondido, Calif. ([email protected]).

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