Apparently, there's more than one Super Bowl this Spring — while the Super Bowl for women is happening May 30 with the release of the Sex and the City movie, the Super Bowl for restaurants is on May 11. People eat-out on this holiday more than any other, and it's estimated that at least $3 billion was spent on Mother's Day meals last year. On top of the usual dining crowds celebrating Moms, the restaurant industry is hopeful that the rebate checks scheduled to start arriving in bank accounts at the beginning of May will give their businesses an additional boost.
Restaurants want to ensure that previous years' profits on Mother's Day continue this year even with a shaky economy, so some are doing promotions for holiday specials. Make some calls to the restaurants you have in mind to see if they have any specials (like bottomless mimosas at brunch or reduced priced dinner entrees), and what you find out could help you narrow down your choices in a snap. And if you're looking to avoid the family crowds and opt for an intimate (and likely more economical) meal at home instead, I'm sure PartySugar will have some great tips for hosting the perfect gathering to honor Mom.