We spend $60b a year dining out

FAST food and cafes are more popular than restaurants, with CommBank Signals data showing a 23% rise in fast food spending in the past four years.

The new transactional data looks at consumption trends, and also shows the average spend per month on restaurant dining fell 9% in the past four years.

It revealed average Australians spends about $70 a week eating out - equating to about $60 billion spent each year.

More people are also using debit and credit cards to buy fast food, with the method of payment rising 15% in four years.

The data shows Aussies' favourite dinner takeaway is Chinese, follow by Italian and Thai food.

Almost one third of Queenslanders preferred Chinese food, while Thai was the most popular take away cuisine in New South Wales, at 22% of all fast food bought in the past four years.

Topics:  commbank fast food restaurant spending

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