Su­per­size spend­ing

The West Australian - - NEWS -

Burger-lov­ing Aussies are spend­ing more than $640 mil­lion a month on greasy fast food and restau­rants, re­search shows.

Com­mon­wealth Bank data re­veals that its av­er­age cus­tomer spends about $90 a month on fast food, a 20 per cent in­crease since July 2015, and $143 a month on restau­rants, up 6 per cent in two years.

On av­er­age, West Aus­tralians spend $129.26 a month on restau­rants and $83.59 on fast food.

Vic­to­ri­ans spend $109.63 at restau­rants and $79.89 on fast food, while in NSW it is $129.57 at restau­rants and $84.19 on fast food. Queens­lan­ders spend $117.84 and $81.72 re­spec­tively.

Com­mon­wealth Bank ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager dig­i­tal Pete Steel said that din­ing out was most pop­u­lar among mil­len­ni­als.

“Peo­ple un­der 30 make up al­most half of all fast-food pur­chases and a third of restau­rants’ trade,” he said. Lau­ren Roberts, Cassie Zervos

Fast-food ex­pen­di­ture grows.

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