According to the market study carried out by an association of restaurant owners the increase in sales is the result of strategies to offer more products and diverse offers to encourage customers to eat out.
"The study reports that according to the Guatemalan central bank, Banguat, the restaurants sub-sector makes up 2.1% of the country's GDP," reports Prensalibre.com.
The average sales have dropped between 10 and 15%. A drop of up to 40% was registered according to a report by the Restaurant Association.
Jorge Dalmau, president of the Restaurant Association of El Salvador (ARES) told laprensagrafica.com: "Consumer habits have changed. Now, diners share their meals and drinks, and they do not ask for appetizers or desserts.