A new survey released by RBC Capital Markets shows that
For the survey, 1,000 people were asked about their dining plans. Here are a few of the results:
More than half plan to eat out in restaurants less during the next three months.
54 percent said the amount they dine out has been affected by concerns about the stock market, declining home values and higher energy costs.
35 percent of those with an annual income higher than $50,000 say they plan to eat out less.
62 percent of those with an annual income of $25,000 or less say they plan to eat out less.
Two out of five say they are eating out less now than they did six months ago.
The study is the first of a series or reports planned on the restaurant industry by RBC Captial Markets. The reports will be released quarterly.
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