Sales in Salvadoran Restaurants Down

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.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Jorge Dalmau, president of the Restaurant Association of El Salvador (ARES) told "Consumer habits have changed. Now, diners share their meals and drinks, and they do not ask for appetizers or desserts. Diners order less at restaurants now and they remain seated longer because people are not going out to spend a lot of money."

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