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Slow economy means some Utahns eating out less

Slow economy means some Utahns eating out less



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The economy is forcing many Utahns back to the freezer aisle.

Salt Lake residents say they're feeling the tough times in their guts.

"I usually eat at home," one woman said.

Another woman, Laura, told us, "We don't eat out as much, so that in itself is hugely different."

And Pam said, "Seriously, we used to grill filet mignon a lot. We don't do that any more. It's like grilled chicken or pork chops."

Associated Foods says it's seen a notable rise in sales of frozen foods. U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends 2008 reports more than 80 percent of shoppers say they cook meals at home at least three times a week now.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

Andrew Adams

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