Consumers to cut back on dining out, survey finds

BOSTON Fifty-nine percent of Americans plan to eat out less over the next three months and only 20 percent intend to order appetizers, desserts or higher-priced entrees, according to a new consumer survey.

The findings by the RBC Capital Markets securities brokerage firm point to a further belt-tightening among consumers since August, when 54 percent said they planned to dine out less and 27 percent anticipated scaling back their meals. The survey found that 43

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