Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Who Spends on Fast-Food?

The percentage of the eating-out dollar Americans devote to fast-food restaurants varies greatly by household type. The busiest households devote the largest share of their restaurant spending to fast-food. By household type, here is the percentage of restaurant spending allocated to fast-food...

Single-parent families: 51%
Married couples with preschoolers: 44%
Married couples with adult children at home: 42%
Married couples with school-aged children: 40%
Single-person households: 36%
Married couples without children at home: 30%

Source: Analysis of unpublished data from the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey

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