Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington, DC, have had higher food-away-from-home shares than other States since 1997

Line chart showing shares of food-away-from-home sales for Hawaii, Nevada, and Washington, DC, as well as remaining States from 1997 to 2023.

USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) Food Expenditure Series analyzes sales of food prepared at home and food prepared and consumed away from home, allowing researchers to track consumer food purchasing behaviors. ERS recently revised the series’ State-level estimates.

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