Only 9% of adults hit a restaurant on Thanksgiving

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - If you are at home Thursday, enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner, you are in the majority.
The Michigan Restaurant Association says that nine percent of adults plan to eat a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant.
The reason is people are liking the idea of someone else cooking for them, and cleaning up.
However, those who plan to dine out for the holiday are not likely to bid farewell to all sense of tradition with 31% reporting the restaurant they dine at is one they've made a tradition of visiting on Thanksgiving.

As we embark on the busy holiday season, it’s important to note that the foodservice industry has a seat at the family table and is a staple in the planning of holiday meals,” said Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant Association.

Immediately following Thanksgiving Day, is the traditional shopping day known as Black Friday. Of the 43 percent of adults who plan to shop on this day, 72 percent plan to visit a restaurant while they are out, according to the NRA survey. Figures are based on a national online survey of 1,017 adults conducted by ORC International, November 9 – 12, 2017. The survey asked consumers about their dining and shopping plans for Thanksgiving weekend. Results were produced by the NRA.