Inflation by the numbers

Dive into the data on how economics impact diner behavior

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We asked diners across the U.S. and Canada about how rising prices is changing their restaurant dining habits. Find out:

  • How often people dine out today
  • What changes they’re making to save money
  • Why they’re cutting back on restaurants
  • How many notice menu price changes


A few highlights from the report:

  • 50% seek out lower priced restaurants
  • 48% leave a bigger tip in hard times
  • 45% expect restaurants to pass costs along to them

Stay on top of trends

In July 2022, OpenTable surveyed more than 1,000 people in the U.S. and Canada to ask them how inflation has affected their dining out behavior. We also asked them what they’re doing to respond to rising prices and who they think should cover rising food costs–restaurants or diners.

This data report gives you the insights you need to make sense about how these macroeconomic factors impact the restaurant business. These numbers can help you make decisions about whether to increase prices, how to talk to guests about changes, and whether to charge an automatic gratuity.

We hope these insights—as well as the daily updated data on our State of the Industry hub—give you the information you need to help your business thrive.

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