25% of Americans Expected to Do This On Valentine's Day

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Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Release: Restaurants Plan for Second Most Popular “Dine-Out” Holiday

Tallahassee, FL - Members of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association are preparing for a busy Valentine’s Day. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA) about one-quarter of Americans will dine-out this Thursday, making it the second most popular holiday for dining out after Mother’s Day.

If you are still looking for a gift, the NRA's research also shows that nearly one-third of American adults would like to receive a restaurant gift card as a Valentine’s Day gift. Given a list of six Valentine’s Day gift options, and asked which one they would most like to receive as a Valentine’s Day gift, 31 percent of adults favored restaurant gift cards, followed by jewelry, clothing/apparel, flowers, chocolate and perfume/cologne.

“Florida is home to over 47,000 licensed food service establishments, providing exceptional dining experiences not only on Saint Valentine’s Day, but each and every day,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “The FRLA encourages the public to enjoy a meal with family, friends and significant others this Thursday at your favorite restaurant.”

For more information about Valentine’s Day statistics from the National Restaurant Association, please visit NRA Valentine’s Day stats.

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