WASHINGTON, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, Mother’s Day will entice nearly half of Americans to dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on May 10. New research from the National Restaurant Association also shows dinner as the most popular meal period to dine out, and that six in 10 consumers who plan to celebrate the occasion by dining out will do so at a relaxed, casual dining restaurant.
“With one million restaurant and foodservice locations across the United States, consumers have myriad options this Mother’s Day,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research for the National Restaurant Association. “Whether consumers pick mom’s preferred buffet breakfast or her favorite fine-dining dinner, America’s restaurants are stepping up to the plate to help families celebrate the special occasion. And while a majority of consumers make their Mother’s Day meal plans less than a month out, nearly one in five has been planning their celebratory meals for more than one month.” Read more here.