My attempts to avoid writing about Donald Trump are getting more and more desperate. Here’s today’s chart of the day:
For the 18th straight month and by the widest margin ever, restaurant sales in Sept. ($55.6B) were greater than grocery store sales ($52.5B) pic.twitter.com/ena6UKq473
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) October 14, 2016
In other words, we all love to watch those cooking shows on TV, but when we’re done we just run down to the local pizza place to get dinner. I’m too lazy to do this at the moment, but I’ll bet if you adjust that grocery store line for inflation and population growth, it’s pretty close to flat.