For years the number of meals the average American purchases annually at restaurants has dropped -- 194 meals during the year-ended August 2012, down from 215 in 2000, according to Harry Balzer of consumer market research firm NPD Group. But Balzer thinks the decline bottomed in 2012, so expect an uptick in restaurant dining in 2013.
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