Expenditures on food-away-from-home have continued to recover during January 2021–March 2022
While food-away-from-home spending declined sharply early in the pandemic (March–April 2020) in response to stay-at-home orders, spending in restaurants, school cafeterias, sports venues, and other eating-out establishments returned to pre-pandemic levels by March 2021. Food-away-from-home spending during January 2021 through March 2022 outpaced food-at-home spending in each month, returning to the pattern seen during most of 2019. Total food expenditures presented year-to-year increases March 2021 through March 2022.
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