Monday, February 23, 2009


economic data released last week claims spending in cafes and restaurants fell 3.9% last quarter, topping off a fall of 12.9% for the year, the weakest annual growth rate for 25 years.

I'm trying to locate the original source, this bit I gleaned from a news story reporting on the closure of the winning 2005 my restaurant rules contestant.

but it's a telling set of statistics, no?