Solo Dining Is On The Rise
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.
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