Spending on food away from home exceeds pre-pandemic levels

According to a study by the Instituto Food Service Brasil, Brazilians spent BRL 216 billion to eat away from home in 2022, showing an increase of 1% compared to 2019

MARCELLO ZAMBRANA/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/STADÃO CONTENTDelivery expenses also increased compared to the pre-pandemic period

Brazilians spent BRL 216.2 billion com food away from home in the year 2022, showing an increase of 27.6% compared to the year 2021, when the pandemic it still had strong waves of cases and social isolation on the rise. That year, Brazilians spent R$169.4 billion on food away from home. Compared to the pre-pandemic level, growth was only 1%. In 2019, Brazilians spent BRL 213.9 billion in the field. The numbers are from a study by Food Service Brazil Institute. In the last quarter alone, R$ 56.5 billion were spent on the service. Pharmaceutical manager Taís Cordeiro is an example of someone who eats out every day. According to her, expenses can reach up to R$ 1 thousand per month.

“We observe that, after the pandemic, merchants practiced a more attractive price because they needed the return of these customers. Today prices are much higher than before the pandemic. Monthly, my investment for eating on the street is around R$800 to R$1,000, depending on where I go to eat. It is a benefit that the company I work for grants, but it is something that is constantly adjusted due to the prices charged”, said Taís. The survey shows that orders made exclusively by delivery doubled in relation to the pre-pandemic period and increased by 1000% compared to 2016. The use of delivery increased to 16% the expenditure on food away from home

*With information from reporter João Vitor Rocha

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