I think this indicator is spot-on. We don’t eat out - at all - these days, unless otherwise unavoidable. I’d say less than once a month at a real, honest-to-goodness sit down at a table and order from a menu restaurant. Fast food and pizza less often than before, too.
And a huge part of that is the cost and a tight budget.
We eat out once on Friday evening and Sunday after church, otherwise we are eating at home or take our breakfast and lunch to work.
When we are in the restaurants crowds are really down except the weekend after the first of the month.
My Dad is a small business man and he is saying he hasn’t seen the economy and business this bad ever and he has been in business since 1958.