Tots get taste for fine dining
KIDS as young as two are being treated to adult dining – and parents are nonplussed about the costs involved.
Households are splashing on average about $100 on each restaurant outing or almost $2300 a year, new research has revealed.
And once their tiny tots reach 22 months, they are happy to take them out and give their tastebuds a serious workout.
Research commissioned on behalf of restaurant reservation platform OpenTable found 39 per cent of parents were happy to spend more than $100 when dining out with their gourmet kids.
As for kids’ meals, $14 is the average price parents are willing to fork out for each child’s meal. OpenTable’s spokesman Tim Domelow said the research also revealed families were happy to spend up on twice a month on restaurant meals.