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social significance of dining out, TheA study of continuity and change$
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Alan Warde, Jessica Paddock, and Jennifer Whillans

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526134752

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526134769

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Patterns of dining out

Patterns of dining out

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(p.29) 3 Patterns of dining out
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social significance of dining out, The
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Alan Warde

Jessica Paddock

Jennifer Whillans

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526134769.00011

This chapter shows how dining out has become more familiar to more people over the twenty years since 1995. It examines who visits which types of restaurant and how frequently, showing how often people eat out and who eats out most, on the basis of survey evidence. It reports on how personal orientations affect the frequency of eating in restaurants. It examines exposure of survey respondents to the variety of different types of restaurant in 2015 and compares that with 1995. It concludes that eating out is both necessary and discretionary. There has been a modest increase in the rate of eating out as the tempo has stepped up. Familiarisation with the practice makes dining out less special, so while it is still highly pleasurable, satisfaction with commercially provided meals has declined.

Keywords:   dining out, familiarisation, frequency of eating out, normalisation, restaurants, social differentiation

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