Survey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother’s Day



Survey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother's Day

New research from the National Restaurant Association shows that 35 percent of Americans plan to dine out on May 8; Mother’s Day remains most popular holiday to dine out

Survey: Moms Want Seafood, Ethnic Cuisine and Steak on Mother's DayNew research from the National Restaurant Association shows that 35 percent of Americans plan to dine out on Mother’s Day, and roughly one in 10 will order restaurant takeout or delivery, the association announced today.

When it comes to what moms would like to eat on Mother’s Day, 26 percent of mothers surveyed say they prefer seafood, 18 percent say they want ethnic cuisine – such as Italian, Mexican, sushi or Mediterranean – 16 percent want steak, and 12 percent would like a variety of food from a buffet.

More Mother’s Day stats:

  • 13 percent of Mother’s Day restaurant diners say they will opt for breakfast, 26 percent will choose brunch, 31 percent will select lunch, and 46 percent will dine out for dinner.*
  • 69 percent of consumers who plan to have a celebratory restaurant meal on Mother’s Day said they will select a casual dining restaurant, 21 percent will opt for fine dining, and 13 percent will choose a buffet-style restaurant.
  • 45 percent of those who plan to dine out on May 8 will bring children under the age of 18.

For more National Restaurant Association research, visit www.restaurant.org/research.

*Numbers may add up to more than 100 percent because some consumers plan to dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery more than once on Mother’s Day.