Americans Spend: Restaurants

2006

  • Total Spent: $368.1 billion
  • Percentage of Annual Discretionary Spending: 38.5%
  • Year-Over-Year Change: 5.4%

2007

  • Total Spent: $383.8 billion
  • Percentage of Annual Discretionary Spending: 38.8%
  • Year-Over-Year Change: 4.3%

2008

  • Total Spent: $394.9 billion
  • Percentage of Annual Discretionary Spending: 40.2%
  • Year-Over-Year Change: 2.9%

Source:  http://www.forbes.com/