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According to recent research carried out by food service consultancy, Horizons, the number of people eating out has seen yet another downturn. The results compiled from questioning over 1,400 people showed that figures from 2011 were at a 26 per cent year-on-year decrease – the catering industry has seen yet another slump in the number of customers choosing to eat out.
Although still a popular choice of activity for those celebrating special occasions, dining out as a spontaneous recreation is becoming less common nationwide. Sitting and enjoying a meal is also falling second to those who pick up quick lunches at cafes and fast food chains, with the average spend when dining out estimated at just over £11.