Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Casual dining takeout a growing market

Instead of hitting the drive-thru, more and more families seem to be calling their local 'casual' restaurant chain and ordering something to go. More and more casual dining restaurants are promoting there service in this area, even offering special reserved parking spots near the door. A recent survey has ranked Ruby Tuesday, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse as the top 3 best casual dining chains for takeout dining. The survey also revealed that roughly 75 percent of all consumers currently make use of takeout or delivery from full-service restaurants at least once a month and nearly 30 percent of these regular users would rather order takeout than eat in at a restaurant. [QSR]

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