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Housewives Poison Restaurant Industry

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In the last five years more and more women have left the workforce to become stay at home moms. Because a) they need to save money and b) there is a growing prevalence to know where your food is coming from, the restaurant industry has become the biggest casualty: "'The young women in the 2000s started saying, 'You know what? I can stay at home and watch my children,' says Harry Balzer, a vice president at research firm NPD Group who studies how Americans eat. 'If you start moderating income, you have to moderate the food costs...the number of restaurant visits that Americans make annually has flattened out." [WSJ via Eater NY]

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