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Average Bengaluru family spends Rs5,550 eating out


Bengaluru: If you are someone who spends a lot on eating out, then you aren’t alone. As per the latest study of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), released on Wednesday, an average Bengaluru family spends Rs 5,500 to Rs 5,750 eating out every month. Also, such households dine at least 7-8 times a month.

According to the India Food Services Report 2016, Bengaluru is the fourth-largest food services market after Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The overall food services market is MONTHLY OUTINGS estimated at Rs 11,740 crore in 2016. “The employment generated by food services in the city is around 2.11akh (both organized and unorganized sectors),” said Riyaaz Amlani, president, NRAI.

Larger organized sector
Compared to Delhi and Mumbai, Bengaluru has a larger organized standalone eateries sector. In Delhi and Mumbai, the bigger share is hogged by the unorganized food sector like street food, which accounts .

The bigger picture
In India, after retail and insurance, the 48-billion dollar food services industry comes at the third spot. The largest consumer in the restaurant industry arethose who go to bond with family (36%), followed by people experimental with food and wine (25%), those looking to unwind (24%) and socializers (15%). for 56.7% and 54.6% of the business, respectively. In Bengaluru, the unorganized sector contributes only 32.9%. At 55%, casual diners give the organized standalone restaurants in the city most of their business, fol-lowed by pubs, clubs, cafés and loung-es (19%).

Prefer South Indian food
Even while eating out, 25% Bengalureans opt for South Indian food. People also at times go for Chinese food (18%) and North Indian delicacies (19%). More than the regional fla-vours (7%), Bengalureans seem to prefer Continental food (8%). Ameri-can, Italian and Pizza form 5%, 4% and 3 °o of the pie, respectively.

Source : Times of India

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