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Given Current Events, How Often Do You Eat Out?

Has the slowing economy and potential food crisis changed how often you eat out? Does it have to be a special occasion, or do you go whenever you feel like it?


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KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
I too am trying to be more conscious of my spending. I think mostly it's time for me to grow up and start doing more saving for the future. I used to go out to eat ALL the time and beg my friends to come with me. Now it's reversed! They have to work hard to talk me into it. :)
lightheaded lightheaded 9 years
Still go out on the weekends, but am trying to be more cost conscious when it comes to food & groceries!
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 9 years
I go out for lunch everyday at work, but when my fiancee and I want to go out for dinner we go out. Sometimes it is cheaper and easier to go out then it is to cook dinner.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
My husband eats out every day for lunch and most nights is family dinner out and about. Sometimes is just so much better than making something. We all have different things we want for dinner. For example my son is in love with rice tofu and broccoli but my husband and I need more flavor!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not that often...
daniASHrich daniASHrich 9 years
i think eating in is a great way to both save money, given the current economy situation but also a good way to watch what you eat. even if i eat the same things i would order at a restaurant at home, chances are they will be cheaper and have less calories...
snowak snowak 9 years
We eat out at local restaurants about 2x per week and I have meetings out more often where I eat or have beverages out. We're watching what we order more than ever though.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I DEFINITELY eat out WAAAAAAY less. Not just is the economy worse, but I took a paycut when I moved from freelance to staff. My wallet is clamped shut! I actually just made out a grocery list entitled "Food I Need & Can Afford". It's sad, my bf & I used to eat out pretty frequently. NICE restaurants about twice a week, and fast restaurants (but still a step above fast food), about 3 times a week. Now it's nice restaurants once a month or so, and fast restaurants only 3 or 4 times a MONTH!
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
JannaR JannaR 9 years
Until recently I lived in NYC and ordered delivery almost every night, now that my husband and I moved to his home town in Western MI and have our own real kitchen we eat in a lot and only go out on special occasions or when we are traveling. I love having a kitchen! Much healthier and saves money!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
During the week I always make and bring my lunch to work. However, I go out to eat dinner or a meal on the weekends at least 2 times a week. I have always just factored it into my budget.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
always go out on friday with the hubby and maybe grab some deli on sunday afternoons.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I haven't changed my eating out habits ... it's easier than dragging groceries home every night and cooking when I'm already exhausted. I'm not into buying loads of food because I now more food goes to waste than gets eaten.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Once a week with my husband,we go to cheap places, and once a week with the office, the boss treats us to nicer places.
missgnav missgnav 9 years
My boyfriend and I used to eat out very often, but have found that actually cooking at home is quite fun together. These days, we rarely eat out because we're outside grilling almost every night.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
We at out on special occasions. I actually enjoy eating at home and usually end up unsatisfied with my food when I eat out.
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
i use to spend a little more money out on lunches and dinner but now since i stay at home we have had to have a reality check. Savings is important in times like these.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i eat out occasssionally. basically my boyfriend and i will eat dinner out on friday night (at the diner) and we'll eat brunch on the weekends at a diner. we're always being cost conscious and really we don't spend all that much money. we try to save since there are definitely a lot more important things to spend $$ on.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I'm in the throes of final exams and don't have time to cook. I make myself pb&j sandwiches when I can, but always eat out more during such times.
mswender mswender 9 years
Another reason to eat at home is for your diet. At home you are in control of what goes into your food, at a restaurant you have no idea what is really in your food.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
We were eating out once a week or so and now I don't see us going out to eat for the foreseeable future.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I rarely eat out during the weekdays but I could go out for every meal over the weekend.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I'm a big fan of take out..I don't really go out and eat at a restaurant very often.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I don't live in the USA, so I haven't changed any habits. And we travel to the USA more often just to shop. Everything is so cheap!
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
I go out most everynight. I suppose some of that is take-out, does that count?
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