Restaurants tout takeout for the holidays

Competing with grocery, Boston Market, Luby’s and fine-dining brands focus on value, convenience

With the average cost of a holiday meal prepared at home up 13 percent this year, an increasing number of restaurant chains are promoting take-home feasts as a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to cooking at home.

Some operators are offering take-home holiday dishes for the first time this season, while others are expanding their offerings, in part to take advantage of increased demand from consumers who are weary of climbing food prices at grocery stores.

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