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News Thu Nov 06 2008

The Economy Won't Keep Us Down

Even though diners may be cutting back on appetizers and drinks with their meals, recent research by Zagat has shown that 83% of respondents dine out as much now as they did two years ago. Also, the Sun-Times reports that the average cost of the Chicago restaurant tab is up slightly, to $35.17.

art / November 6, 2008 10:41 AM

Recent surveys also show that one sector of the dining community continues to grow--

That is the singles dining population.

R / November 6, 2008 11:01 AM

A table for one CAN be fun.

art / November 6, 2008 11:35 AM

A table for one can be fun, I guess. But a table of 6 "ones" or a bar full of single "ones" or continual carry out business from "ones" can be fun for business.

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