Food - Drink
Study Says Most Consumers Want Holiday Meals Made By Restaurants
By JOHN TOLLEY
The holidays are a time to be together with family and gather around comforting homemade food, but more and more Americans are turning away from this romantic idea. Cooking takes time, effort, and a whole lot of cleaning up afterwards, so some citizens are looking for alternative ways to serve up a holiday feast.
In a survey by the National Restaurant Association, 77% of respondents said that they will, in part or wholly, rely on pro chefs to handle their holiday meals for the 2022 season. Restaurants like Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, and Boston Market already offer holiday meal packs and pre-made dishes to be reheated before serving.
Additionally, 58% of respondents said they wanted to have their holiday meal at the restaurant instead of at home, 94% of which also wanted the eatery to be close to home, as well. Convenience seems to be the theme of the season, and ordering from restaurants also allows the host to plan out perfectly-portioned meals.