It's the most popular day of the year for dining at a restaurant, and Erica Papillion with the Louisiana Restaurant Association says about 75 million Americans will be eating out Sunday, "So I would suggest that if you are contemplating making a reservation for your mother or your wife, you should do it soon."
She says the earlier part of the day, especially brunch, is the most popular. "But you will find that some people, anticipating that, decide to go for dinner instead," Papillion says. And some people even take mom out twice on Mother's Day she says, in every effort to keep her out of the kitchen on her special day.
"Of course everyone in New Orleans always looks for an excuse to have a great meal, especially a midday meal. And it's also a good idea to call and make sure (the restaurant) has an availability."
Consumers are looking to spend even more on Mother's Day this year according to the National Retail Federation, eleven percent more by their estimates.