The pie chart provides information about the percentage of the average family’s food budget spent on restaurant meals and home cooking in the period from 1970 to 2000, while the line graph illustrates how many meals were eaten in fast food and sit-down restaurants during the same period.
The pie chart reveals that an average family spent 90 % of their food budget on home cooking in 1970. However, the percentage of restaurant meals increased slightly by 5 % in 1980 and this figure continued to go up, reaching 35 % in 1990. At the end of the given period, the percentage of both home cooking and restaurant meals equalised, each constituting 50 %.
The line graph illustrates the beginning number of eaten food was 20 in both places. In the first decade, the numbers increased slightly. In 1980, the number of sit-down restaurant meals was well over 30, more than that of fast food meals. There was a sharp leap of 30 in the number of fast food meals in 1990. Meanwhile, sit-down restaurant meals rose steeply and it was just over 40. The figure for fast food meals boomed sharply and reached an all time high of 90 in 2000. There was a gradual rise of 10 in sit-down meals at the same period.
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The pie graphs illustrate an overall view of spending money on home cooking and restaurant meals, while the double- line chart compares the amount of meals eaten at Fast food and Sit-down restaurants per year over a 40 year period from 1970 to 2000.
Overall, the percentage of money expended on restaurants and the number of meals at Fast food restaurants increased, whereas the figures for Home Cooking and Sit- down Restaurant Meals decreased year by year for the shown period.
As shown in the pie graphs, over the first three decades, The amount of food budget spent on Restaurant meals witnessed more than a two fold increase, accounting 35% in 1990. It reached an all- time high of 50% in the turn of the last century.
When it comes to a line chart, it reveals that the amount of fast food meals increased slightly from 20 in 1970 to 30 in 1980. Since then on, its growth accelerated adding at least 20 meals every decade, comprising 90 meals in 2000. The figure for Sit- down restaurant meals were on rise, up from a total of 20 meals in 1970 to 50 meals coming to 2000.