Technical Bulletin No. (TB-1938) 38 pp

May 2014

Methodology for the Quarterly Food-Away-from-Home Prices Data

Food away from home (FAFH) and alcohol are integral to the typical American's food budget and diet. To better track FAFH and alcohol spending patterns, the Quarterly Food-Away-from-Home Prices data supplies detailed price data on FAFH and alcohol at home and away from home.

Keywords: Food away from home, FAFH, alcohol prices, disaggregated FAFH prices, QFAFHP, CPI, limited-service restaurant, full-service restaurant, school lunches, vending machines, fast food, non-alcoholic beverages, beverage prices

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