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Average American Spends $900 Annually on Take-Out Food

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans apparently like their food “to go.”  According to a survey by CouponCodes4u, the average person in the U.S. spends more than $900 a year on take-out food.

Researchers polled 2,503 U.S. adults, asking how often they order take-out and how much they spend on it.  All respondents had eaten take-out within the week of taking part in the survey.

Additional findings:

  • Fifty-seven percent of those polled said they prefer take-out food to a home-cooked meal, and of that number, a third claimed they did not have time to cook from scratch.
  • Twenty-three percent admitted they did not know how to cook and 23 percent said they had no interest in cooking.
  • Nine percent of respondents admitted to getting food delivered every day.
  • Thirty-eight percent of respondents order take-out once a week, and 45 percent admit to doing so every two weeks.
  • Of the respondents who admitted they preferred take-out food to home-cooked meals, 72 percent admitted they were overweight.

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