WASHINGTON – One-hundred million Americans plan to celebrate the New Year by visiting a restaurant or bar, or order restaurant takeout or delivery, according to a National Restaurant Association survey estimates. Half of American adults plan to dine out with family or friends over the next few weeks to celebrate the holidays, the survey added.

Ten percent of consumers surveyed said they plan to dine out on Christmas Eve, 8 percent plan to dine out on Christmas Day and 4 percent intend to do so on the start of Hanukkah on Dec. 20.

Fifty percent plan to share a special meal with family or friends at a restaurant during the holidays.