After falling slightly during the 2007-09 recession and its aftermath, food away from home’s share of total food expenditures rose to 49.6 percent in 2013. In 1960, the away-from-home market had a 26.3-percent share of total food expenditures. Two-earner households and busier lifestyles have led consumers to spend less time cooking and seek the convenience of food prepared away from home.
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