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Would You Rather Eat Lunch or Dinner Out?

While lunch is a more affordable meal, I rarely go out for it. During the workweek, I'm that person who always brings a salad, sandwich, or some sort of leftovers into the office. However, YumSugar almost always heads out for lunch. The way that I look at it, instead of spending $10 a day on lunch, I would rather spend $50 on Friday or Saturday night for dinner. How about you?

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amber512 amber512 7 years
I enjoy lunch. There are usually less people, it is cheaper, and if I overdo it, it is much easier to go easy on dinner than to remember to go easier the whole next day.
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 7 years
Saving on lunch by bringing homemade lunch to the office in order to have a nice treat on friday or saturday dinner!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
Dinner out on Friday nights. It is the one night my friends and I splurge on a great meal and bottle of wine at a local restaurant.
danaruth danaruth 7 years
Before I had kids, I would eat out for lunch once or twice a week, because I was being frugal and bringing lunch to work with me. Eating lunch at a restaurant always feels like a necessity - I'm out and need to eat - while dinner out feels like a treat, an occasion. Now that I'm a SAHM, every meal is made and eaten at home, so the once a month I get a date night with my husband, dinner in a restaurant is really special.
mallorycurtis mallorycurtis 7 years
i try to do both only about once a week. i prefer dinner though because i can drink during it and don't have to go back to the office!
msdecember msdecember 7 years
i would like both a lot more (if it were in my budget) but i would say lunch because its less expensive.
hinkey hinkey 7 years
I'd rather eat dinner out simply because I never get to. With a two year old who can't sit still, dinner out is not really an option.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Nothing like going to a plaza for lunch....a beer or 2....light lunch...sun...people only question is ...plaza mayor or plaza menor?
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Lunch is usually cheaper, and I don't feel as rushed in some places as I do for dinner. I don't tend to eat out during the week as much, for lunch or dinner. And if I eat a big lunch, I don't usually need a big dinner
pearsbeary pearsbeary 7 years
i see benefits to both! during the week, i prefer bringing my lunch and meeting friends for dinner..on weekends i function in reverse...i enjoy brunches at restaurants and making dinner at home...
ladysonoma ladysonoma 7 years
lol... I guess I am weird because I really prefer lunch over dinner. This is just in my experience, it may be different for others but there are several things I love about lunch. The nice day light, dressing light, eating light lunches with light drinks. It's usually more relaxed whereas dinner can be kine or a show. I just feel more relaxed doing lunch, and I prefer it. Even in winter, it's nice to dress up and casually sip lattes with my meals and totally relax. I guess I am just more of a comfort seeker.
MarlynB MarlynB 7 years
Why must I choose?
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I really can't decide. I like both. Anything that involves good food, I like. :P
franciepants franciepants 7 years
Generally it depends for me. I try to bring lunch to work because I don't necessary like the options at my job's cafeteria. If I work from home, I'll choose to order out for lunch because it is less expensive than the dinner option, plus when working at home I do have more time to prepare dinner. Weekends are different in that a dinner out is always a nice treat.
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