They don’t have time for cooking
Most single and married people nowadays prefer to stay out after work because they don’t have the time to go back home and cook.
They’re parents with tight schedules
Most children with working parents stay the whole afternoon either at a nursery, school or with their grandparents till their parents come back from work. Some parents with tight schedules in such cases prefer to bring take-outs or take their children to a restaurant.
They like the food
There are various types of food in different restaurants in every corner. People like to go out and try meals from different countries such as Indian, Italian, Arabian…etc. (See Why do people like spicy food?)
Restaurants make good offers
If a restaurant has a good marketing strategy, it usually offers at least a weekly discount on their meals. This marketing scheme makes people attracted to eat at restaurants instead of homes.
The free kids meal
Many Western restaurants offer a free kids meal, which could help parents save money and still enjoy some good food.
They don’t know how to cook
Some people prefer not to learn how to cook and spend more time with their children, at work, with their friends or wife, for example. Those people spend most of their time at restaurants with whomever they want to be with.
They hate stocking fresh food
Some people think that stocking fresh food could be as expensive as eating at restaurants. Stocking food requires constant tracking of expiry dates and it’s to hard to keep the food stocked unless you live with a group of people.
Eating out balances time
The amount of time spent on food preparation, cleaning and washing dishes is way too much for people who prefer eating out.
They like to enjoy an outing
People love being in social places with friends, families and mates. Going out to restaurants gives this chance to people who live alone.
They don’t have a full kitchen
Some people live in small houses that don’t have a full kitchen like a stove or oven, which is why they prefer eating out at cheap restaurants.
They like complex food
Some people go out and try the kind of food that is too hard to cook at home like foreign foods or meals that consume a great amount of time.
Restaurants make large portions
Because some housewives find it hard to handle the great portion of food that should satisfy a whole family, they usually find it easier to eat at a restaurant. (See Why many Americans eat big portions?)
They don’t like to eat alone
People who live alone like to eat out ,so that they’d meet new people ,try new food and talk with new people.