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Instagram's Power To Drive Patrons To Bars And Restaurants Is Changing The Entire Industry
Restaurant dining is having a moment, and Instagram, with its high-quality photos and power as a recommendation engine, is fueling the movement. As users capture their dining experiences through Instagram photos, videos, and Stories, their fans, friends and followers are venturing outside to find the best bites in their neighborhoods.
2016 marked the first year on record that people in the United States spent more money at restaurants and bars than they did at grocery stores, and affluent young people living in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York are spending half of their food budgets on dining outside of their homes. People are becoming more interested in the experiences that come with eating out, and they’re sharing special moments in restaurants and bars on social media.