A. Elizabeth Sloan

While three-quarters of all adults ate last night’s meal at home, the number of meals prepared at home continues to decline, falling from 64% in 2003 to 58% in 2005 (MSI, 2005). “Scratch” dinners prepared at home dropped another 7% over the past two years and now account for only 32% of all evening meals. One-quarter (26%) of last night’s dinners used convenience foods and 17% used restaurant/supermarket take-out, while 23% were eaten at a restaurant.

What, When, and Where America Eats

Taking Out & Eating In
Americans are now m…

most popular Items on menus.From Mintel(2005a)

figure 1 how scratch cooks prepare dinner at least once a week .From MSI(2005)


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