Potato sales down in recession

April 22, 2011 3:10:19 PM PDT
The U.S. Potato Board reports sales of potatoes are down by 500 million pounds since the start of the recession in 2007. The potato board attributes the decline is a direct effect of the recession.

Fries make up for about 13 percent of restaurant meals today down from 14 and a half percent in 2004.

Fry sales are expected to pick up when the economy does. But experts say consumption probably won't return to the previous levels.