Nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar is spent on eating out services

Nearly a third of the U.S. food dollar is spent on eating out services

For a typical dollar spent in 2015 by U.S. consumers on domestically produced food, including both grocery store and eating out purchases, 34.4 cents went to pay for services provided by foodservice establishments, 15.6 cents to food processors, and 12.7 cents to food retailers. At 4.0 cents, energy costs per food dollar were the lowest since 1999, when energy costs contributed 3.9 cents per food dollar.

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