Study: Restaurant Customer Profile Shifting to Older Adults

CHICAGO — Young adults have cut back on restaurant visits, while Baby Boomers and people over 65 have increased their restaurant visits, according to a new study by NPD Group, a market research company.

CHICAGO — Young adults have cut back on restaurant visits, while Baby Boomers and people over 65 have increased their restaurant visits, according to a new study by NPD Group, a market research company based here.

NPD's CREST division released data this week that show a drop in restaurant visits by the 18-24 age group from 254 per capita in 2007 to 233 in 2008. Meanwhile, per capita visits by ages 50-64 increased from 204 to 209. The per capita visits in the over-65 group rose

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