Restaurants not only feed us, they shape our food preferences.
This was also published on the conversation.com on June 12th, 2018. Restaurants are playing an increasingly important role in the food culture of North Americans. In the United States, food prepared outside the home represents more than 50 per cent of the food dollar, or more than US$800 billion a year. Canadians spend $80 billion annually in restaurants, spending almost 30 per cent of their food dollars in restaurants. They also buy a lot of prepared food for consumption at