Dallas Big On Dining Out
Ever wonder why so many restaurants keep popping up? We really like going out to eat. (Exhibit A: DFW reporter Tonie Auer and family at Beth Marie's in Denton.) The DFW MSA ranks No. 6 for per capita annual spending on going out to eat:$1,173/person.Our MSA also ranks first in spending most of our going-out expenditures on food (48 cents for every $1 spent). We're not alone: Houston follows us at No. 3 with almost 47%. Who says? Stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Restaurant Association, and the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.