The positive industry sales trajectory with regards to consumer spending in restaurants has more room to run, based on new research from the National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C.

In fact, 42% of adults say they are not eating on premises at restaurants as often as they would like, according to a telephone survey conducted Sept. 12-16 by Engine for the National Restaurant Association. In addition, 49% of adults would like to use takeout and delivery more frequently. 

Baby Boomers are also more likely to express interest in boosting their off-premises spending. For instance, 51% of Baby Boomers say they aren’t purchasing takeout or delivery as often as they would like, while 38% responded similarly about on-premises dining.