He uses the quote to state a point regarding references to automobiles and their supporting appeals of “going out” for dinner. [Thernstrom and Nights]
Quote 2 Food consumed away from home would “increase at a rate in excess of that anticipated for food consumed at home” [1968 Report] As Helmer states, Americans are gaining significant leisure time giving them the opportunity to experience restraint dinning, whereas in the 19th century it was substantially different. Helmer uses this quote to state an opinion in the 19th century regarding to what changed the demand for quick and convenient products, while eating away from home was becoming more frequent. He structures the quote to support his claim regarding change being good “eating out” being a sense of security and familiarity in an unfamiliar place.