DTI says higher number of people eating out reflects economic growth
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said people eating more and more in restaurants reflects the growing Philippine economy.
“Yung mga dating ‘di kumakain sa labas, kumakain na sa fast food. Yung mga kumakain sa fast food, kumakain na sa mga eat-all-you-can. Yung mga kumakain sa eat-all-you-can, kumakain na sa mas mamahaling restaurant,” Lopez said in an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990 AM, which was later on picked up by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
He added that this development could be one of the characteristics of a growing economy, also citing a Social Weather Station (SWS) survey that says Filipinos have more money now than before.
“Huling survey ng SWS, maraming nagsabi na hindi sila mahirap ngayon. Ibig sabihin, bumaba na yung nagsasabi na mas mahirap sila ngayon. Ibig sabihin ho, mas marami silang hawak ng pera, Lopez further said in the report.