Study: Consumers dining out even less

FARMINGTON HILLS Mich. The recession is forcing consumers to cut back even more on dining out, particularly at higher-end restaurants, according to a new survey.

The study by market research firm Morpace Inc. found that 48 percent of U.S. consumers are eating out less often now than they did about six months ago, when the economy began its tailspin.

“By last September, more than one-third of consumers had reduced restaurant dining -- but now

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