As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, Mother’s Day will entice nearly half of Americans to dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on this Sunday, May 8th. Consumers plan to spend $4.2 billion on jewelry, $4.1 billion on special outings such as dinner or brunch and $2.4 billion on flowers. Total spending is expected to reach $21.4 billion. According to NRF’s survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, consumers are expected to spend an average $172.22 per person, on par with last year. Whether consumers pick mom’s preferred buffet breakfast or her favorite fine-dining dinner, America’s restaurants are stepping up to the plate to help families celebrate the special occasion. And while a majority of consumers make their Mother’s Day meal plans less than a month out, nearly one in five have probably been planning their celebratory meals for more than one month and the first thing that Mom is going to taste is the water! With everything that’s been happening in the news lately regarding drinking water, make sure that your Restaurant’s table water is ready to make a great first impression also. You can be sure that if your water is off color with a bad taste or odor this weekend, it’s not only going to reflect poorly on the person who recommended your restaurant for Mom, but may have the saving grace of being a great conversation starter comparing your water to that of Flint Michigan’s water if they stick around to eat.