Solo Din­ing Is On The Rise

Business Traveler (USA) - - LIFESTYLE NEWS -

An anal­y­sis of din­ing habits among US restau­rant go­ers re­veals that reser­va­tions for par­ties of one have grown na­tion­ally by 62 per­cent, making them the fastest grow­ing ta­ble party size.

The find­ings of the sur­vey by OpenTable in­di­cate that the stigma sur­round­ing eat­ing alone may be start­ing to lift with con­sumers seek­ing out unique culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ences even if they must fly solo. Among ma­jor met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas, Dal­las, Miami, Den­ver, New York, Philadel­phia, Las Vegas and Chicago have ex­pe­ri­enced the strong­est growth in reser­va­tions for one.

“As din­ing out has be­come one of our na­tional pas­times, solo din­ers are tak­ing ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to visit top restau­rants,” says Caro­line Pot­ter, chief din­ing of­fi­cer at OpenTable. “From communal and counter seat­ing to dot­ing ta­ble ser­vice, restau­rants are wel­com­ing par­ties of one with open arms, ”she notes.

Visit opentable.com for in­for­ma­tion.

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