The charts below show the percentage of food budget the average family spent on restaurant meals in different years. The graph shows the number of meals eaten in fast food restaurants and sit-down restaurants. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the graph below.
The pie charts illustrate the amount laid out on restaurant meals and home-cooked food in four years by an average family, while the line graph depicts the number of fast food meals and sit-down restaurant meals eaten in four different years. Overall, while the pie chart shows that more families ate home-cooked food, the number of people who ate in a sit-down restaurant and bought fast food increased.
In 1970, the household spent 90% on making home-cooked food, whereas only 10% was spent on buying food from a restaurant. Moving on, some households used up to 85% of their income to prepare food at home in 1980, compared to only 15% of which they used to purchase food from restaurants. Moreover, the number of people that prepared home-cooked food in 1990 used 65% of their income, whereas they only spent 35% of their budget on restaurant meals, moving on to 2000, 50% each of the family bought either meal prepared at the restaurant or home.
However, in 1970, the same number of people consumed fast food meals and sit-down restaurant meals, next they both witnessed a gradual increase till 1990, while people consuming fast food increased significantly to finish at 80%, the number of meals eaten in sit-down restaurant rose gradually and levelled up at 45 in 2000.
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