Dining out is a great way to enjoy a meal with friends and family, without the hassle of cooking and cleaning. But it’s surprising how much money we end up spending at the restaurant! Continue reading to learn five great ways you can cut costs while dining out…
Go out early. Haven’t you heard of the early bird special? This meal is served earlier than traditional dinner hours, with a reduced price menu! Happy hour is also a great time for food. Typically, restaurants offer smaller portions to coincide with their half-price drink specials.
Look to the left. When looking at a menu, most people’s eyes naturally drift to the right. Restaurants know this and they purposely put their most expensive items on the right side of the menu. You can outsmart this clever ploy by checking out the left side of the menu for cheaper options, before you glance to the right!
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Split something. Restaurant portions are usually larger than they should be. Instead of ordering individual portions, split an entrée with your dining partner! If you’re still hungry, you can always order cheaper appetizers or side dishes afterward.
Skip the Chef’s “Special”. Most of the time, this particular special on the menu is actually not that special. It’s more like a code for “We just increased the price on this dish for no reason at all.”