Kitchens in the United States have been underutilized for years, as people ditch home cooking and opt for quicker ways to fuel their bodies. Fast-food restaurants, takeout, and pre-packaged meals that require minimal assembly or reheating have been standard, go-to options for countless Americans.
We’ve written about this on TreeHugger for a long time, urging people to embrace their pots, spoons, and knives in an effort to save money, improve health, and take a stance against corporate food production. Now it appears the tide has finally shifted.
The New York Times reports that restaurant sales are slumping — the “biggest gap in 10 years,” says the former president of McDonald’s — and that Americans spent more on groceries in both January and June of this year than they did on eating out during those same months, a deviation from the norm. So what’s driving this change?
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