NPD: Customers hungry for freebies, Internet coupons

NPD: Customers hungry for freebies, Internet coupons

As the recession lingers, the types of deals prompting consumers to eat out at restaurants are changing, according to new data from The NPD Group.

Once content to nab a fast-food double cheeseburger for a dollar, a daily special at a discount or a downsized entrée at a reduced price, cash-strapped consumers are now looking for high-quality, full-sized meals for little or nothing. As a result, daily specials, dollar menus and discount-priced menu items, once the main drivers of deal

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