Eating out frequently is a hobby for some and a necessity for others. It depends on the lifestyle one is leading. Some people eat out regularly for convenience. In addition, most people like to eat out on weekends for recreational purposes. Besides this, due to Covid, many preferred getting food delivered at home.

To find out the most popular reasons for eating out, Real Research launched a survey. This online survey app asked why do people dine out and their preferences while eating out.


  • 23.22% mostly eat out on Monday
  • 24.77% eat out for convenience
  • 47.59% preferred eating out during the Covid-19 outbreak

The Majority 29.86% Mostly Eat Out on Sunday

Real Research asked respondents about their status of eating out. In response, 29.86% said they eat out on Sunday. Whereas, 23.22% said they eat out on Monday. Furthermore, Friday is the top choice for 18.90% and 15.40% chose Saturday.

Figure1: Sunday is the preferred choice for eating out

When asked what kind of cuisine people prefer, 19.59% went with Asian Food. Likewise, 16.14% like to eat meat while dining out and 14.42% prefer Pizza and Pasta. Similarly, Burger is the first choice for 14.38%.

24.77% of the Respondents Eat Out for Convenience

The next question on the survey asked respondents — ‘Why do you eat out’. On this, 24.77% said they do it for convenience. In addition, 16.14% said they eat out to save time, and 11.55% like to dine out so they can enjoy delicious food. Likewise, 7.66% chose to eat out to get away from cooking and 4.67% eat out to try something new in town.

Figure 2: 40.50% like eating out with their families

Accordingly, the next question asked respondents who do they usually eat out with? Here, 40.50% prefer to eat out with family. Meanwhile, 24.52% prefer to dine out with friends, 14.75% like to eat alone, and 8.58% like to eat out with their lover.

47.59% Preferred Eating Out During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Following after, the survey asks how do respondents choose to eat out? In response, 29.83% said they like visiting famous restaurants to eat out. Likewise, 23.73% said they eat out at food courts. Meanwhile, 19.50% prefer to take away and 15.86% use food delivery services.

Figure 3: The pandemic did not affect eating out choices for 20.13%

Lastly, the survey asks if there have been any changes in the number of times respondents eat out since the Covid-19 outbreak. On this, 47.59% saw an increase while 32.28 % said it decreased. This leaves 20.13% who said it is more or less the same.


Survey TitleSurvey On The Status Of Eating Out
DurationJanuary 22- January 29, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.