More people are turning to preparing meals at home than from eating out. This is due to several contributing factors. The first being cost, it is simply cheaper over all to prepare meals at home rather than eat out. Second, with online meal kits becoming popular, even the novice cook can make a great tasting meal in a few simple steps. Truly an evolution of the ages for the old TV dinner. Entertainment plays a large roll in people staying home and cooking as well. With so many entertainment options being very affordable and accessible, most people find it a cost effective manner to save money without compromising entertainment value. Last, but certainly not least, after the last few years of controversy over what is in our food, more people want a hands on experiance in order to know what they are eating.
- Americans are eating more meals at home than they have in the past.
- Despite increases in food-service spending, Americans are not eating out more frequently.
- Part of the increase in at-home meals is due to the popularity and advancements in meal-prep products.
“U.S. consumers are increasingly eating and preparing their meals at home, contrary to recent news reports that they are eating at restaurants more based on an uptick in foodservice spending, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.”