Dining Out – Daily Financial Challenge
The most effective way to reduce your food costs is to eat your meals at home rather than eating out at a restaurant. That being said, there are times when you’ll want to eat out for a variety of reasons. Even when you decide to eat out, there are three simple steps you can take to help reduce your bill. Knowing these will help keep your restaurant bill to a minimum:
Order A Set Menu – Choosing your meal a-la-carte is almost always more expensive than choosing a set meal. This holds true even at fast food restaurants.
Pass On The Beverages – Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are one of the places restaurants make large profits. Simply ask for a glass of water with a lemon twist in it.
Skip The Dessert & Coffee – Restaurants also make huge profits on desserts. Pass on the cake and coffee at the restaurant and scoop yourself some ice-cream and brew up your favorite blend once you get home if dessert is a must.
Following these three simple steps should save you $5 or more every time you eat out which adds up to more than $250 a year if you eat out once a week. You can also get some more hints on reducing the cost of dining out by reading Restaurant Savings.
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