Houston restaurants not seeing decline in business
A recent Rasmussen poll showed that 41% of Americans are eating out less than they did six months ago. Katie Clark of the Grater Houston Restaurant Association says that decline isn't happening here.
“We are on the uphill as far as the economy goes,” Clark told KTRH. “We do see that people are still eating out.
And why is that? Tony Vallone is a Houston restaurant owner says it’s because of the kind of city Houston is.
“Houston is a city of arts and opportunity,” Vallone told KTRH. “We have so much to offer. Our restaurants our wonderful. The arts are second to none. It’s a great city.”
Vallone told KTRH that his business is still going strong. The same can be said for some of Houston’s less expensive restaurants.
“The economy has not affected us,” Scott Ledenham of Baby Barnaby’s in Montrose told KTRH. “I actually think it has helped our business. Our prices are so reasonable. I think people are drawn to places where you can get good quality food for a great price.”
Another survey done earlier this year says the state of Texas leads the nation in going out to eat.