This week: Dining Out

$54 billion

From 2015 to 2016, Americans spent more money at bars and restaurants (over $54 billion) than they did on groceries, according to Fox Business.


The average amount spent on restaurants and takeout jumped to $3,008 in 2015, according to The Motley Fool.

300 percent

And most food establishments charge a 300 percent markup on the items they serve, according to The Motley Fool.


By eliminating just two or three meals a month could put $1,000 back in your pocket over the course of a year, according to The Motley Fool.

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