Do your Valentine’s Day dinner plans follow the trends?
Surveys by leading restaurant reservations and review companies OpenTable and Zagat found that February 14 is the most hyped dining-out night per year for a reason.
Restaurant reservation service OpenTable surveyed more than 3,000 diners registered with its site and found that:
- 93 per cent of diners intended to spend as much as last year on dinner or more
- 35 per cent felt Italian was the most romantic cuisine, followed by French (25 per cent)
- 76 per cent said they’d have no problem dining out with friends on February 14 rather than doing the traditional date-night thing
See the graphic of OpenTable’s results.
Zagat, on the other hand, surveyed more than 600 people to find that:
- less than half (44 per cent) intended to eat out
- 35 per cent were planning a quiet night in
- the average price couples planned to spend was $147—nearly twice the U.S. national average meal price