By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
The National Restaurant Association forecasts that 100 million Americans plan to celebrate New Year's Eve by going out with family or friends to a restaurant or bar, or order restaurant takeout or delivery.
“New Year’s is traditionally one of the most popular times of the year to dine out,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the Research and Knowledge Group for the National Restaurant Association.
Riehle added, “This year, we expect to see a welcomed bump in customer traffic both on- and off-premises as we ring in the new year.”
The survey of 1,006 American adults shows that one in five consumers (20 percent) plan to go out to a restaurant or bar on New Year’s Eve, and 22 percent say they plan to order restaurant takeout or delivery on that day. On New Year’s Day, 12 percent plan to dine out and 16 percent say they plan to order takeout or delivery from a restaurant.