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2009/10/05 14:50:27 (permalink)

How often do you eat out?

Hello Everyone,

I've been away from this forum for a while so i'm just trying to jump back into the scheme of things.

I just wanted to find out how often does everyone eat out? I have super busy schedule usually (5 am-10 pm) and that leaves me with little or no time to cook. So i'm forced to eat out everyday (2-3 meals). I do try and eat healthy (No cheese, carbs, fast food etc.) and i workout 6 days a week. I just wanted to find out how often do you eat out (everyday, every other day, once a week etc.) and what popular restaurant chains do you frequent?
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    felix4067
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 15:58:30 (permalink)
    Depends on my week and where I'm working.  Sometimes not once, sometimes two meals a day.

    Chains?  Not if I can help it.  There are way too many good food options from independents available to waste my life eating corporate food from a freezer container.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 16:13:10 (permalink)
    Post-divorce I'd eat out 2-4 times week, dinners. (I work from home, so breakfast and lunch are easy) Lot of free time, bring news magazine, have a few beers, kill the evening.  Usually a pub & grill.    Now neck deep in 4x kids and wife, maybe once every 2 months. No time, and dinner for the full crew = $$$.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 16:37:16 (permalink)
    I try to get to a Waffle House four or five times a week.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 16:49:49 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    I try to get to a Waffle House four or five times a week.

    Do you have a special table you always sit at, the Waffle House's power table, so to speak? 

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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 17:00:23 (permalink)
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    Michael Hoffman

    I try to get to a Waffle House four or five times a week.

    Do you have a special table you always sit at, the Waffle House's power table, so to speak? 


    As a matter of fact I always sit at the high counter -- the last stool on the right -- unless I'm with someone, and in that case I sit at the Chef's Table.
    post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2009/10/05 17:24:08
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 17:37:59 (permalink)
    I have lunch out once or twice a week, and dinner out once or twice a week. Breakfast is almost always at home. My routine Sunday through Thursday is usually pretty much kept to home-cooked meals and box lunches for work. But Friday and Saturday, and on an occasional Thursday, I make up for the restraint....
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    alwayshungry475
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 17:52:06 (permalink)
    Wow, i'm much worse than i thought. I eat lunch and dinner out 5 times a week. Although i am getting sick of subway.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 18:32:17 (permalink)
    Lunch once a week at the Syracuse Dinosaur, maybe buy a sandwich from Italian Chef, Boulangerie or Columbus Bakery once a week. We get take out for dinner once a week, Italian Chef, Juanita's, maybe Casa di Copani, still haven't found a trustworthy Chinese place in our new hood...

    Dinner out once a month, Dino, Steak and Sundae, Casa di Copani, The Mission, Juanita's, any one of a number of local restaurants. Birthdays and Anniversaries will drive the price up, maybe LaDour for some fine French cooking.

    We only eat at chains if we are in an emergency, or trapped on the Thruway..
    post edited by Cosmos - 2009/10/05 18:33:46
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 18:50:49 (permalink)
    Usually have a sit down meal once a month.  Casual stuff such as pizza takeout, Ikea, etc around 2-3 times a month.

    Chains we don't really bother with unless there's nothing else about or whatever.  Sometimes we grab a McDonalds breakfast sandwich or Tim Horton's donuts/hot chocolate to go but not too often, much more likely to stop at a gas station whilst on the road and grab a hotdog and hot drink.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 19:28:12 (permalink)
    A hotdog from a gas station??  Why not pizza??!! lol
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 20:02:46 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut

    A hotdog from a gas station??  Why not pizza??!! lol



    Exactly! god knows what "meat" they're stuffing into those hot dog casings.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 20:58:31 (permalink)
    Lunch, about 3 or 4 times a week. Dinner about twice. Take-out for dinner....about once. 

      I will go to three chains: SubWay, if I want something quick, filling and  low in calories; Cracker Barrel because they are acommodating and you can't otherwise get those dishes in N.J.; and Longhorn, because they are very well run, hospitable and give you a good steak for your money.

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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 21:06:46 (permalink)
    I usually do Subway or Fresh Choice for lunch
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 21:23:19 (permalink)
    I almost always have breakfast at home ( usually a bowl of Cocoa Krispies or Cheerios on a weekday, and frequently Tennessee Pride sausage gravy with Pillsbury frozen biscuits on weekends ), and dinner is generally a PB&J or something from a can ( soup, chili, spaghetti, whatever. ) But lunch means "eating out" seven days a week. Often, it's fast food, but I avoid the big national chains like the plague; Chicagoland has a number of small local chains that turn out some pretty decent food. 
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 21:54:44 (permalink)
    Breakfast: Cereal at home 6 days, out at same place and same thing (BLT w Av) 1 day
    Lunch: Out 6 days (I'm retired and my wife is still working) almost always different places (I've eaten at all the restaurants in Plano and working my way through the better places in Dallas)
    Dinner: Out averaging 4 or so times a week
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 22:03:19 (permalink)
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    NYPIzzaNut

    A hotdog from a gas station??  Why not pizza??!! lol



    Exactly! god knows what "meat" they're stuffing into those hot dog casings.

     
     
    I've done the whole pizza thing at the 7/11, the crust is kinda off-putting...as for the hotdogs it's usually the Johnsonville bratwurst hotdogs from the Flying J or 7/11 ones we get...I've eaten a fair few 50 cent Ikea hotdogs though! *hides*

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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/05 23:23:23 (permalink)
    Breakfast: about once a month.
    Lunch:  almost every weekday.
    Dinner: typically once a week.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 05:29:39 (permalink)
     My Wife and I almost never eat out. We are both well qualified restaurant cooks who know how much more the mark up on restaurant food really is. Fortunately for us, I work full time and my Wife is able to stay at home with our two girls. Since we moved to Alaska a year and a half ago, we have only eaten out as a family three times or so.

      I eat pretty often at work (free) though, I do eat at home at least once per day. We can't see paying 3 times the price for something that we can make better and cheaper at home. The recession has us on a tight budget so that we can still afford to put some money in our savings.

    JMHO

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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 06:31:50 (permalink)
    3 or 4 times a month. I'm not made of money you know.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 07:45:27 (permalink)
    I go out to lunch once a week with a lunchbunch, in the Southwest Ohio and environs area.

    I may also go out once a month on average with my wife in the local Brown County Ohio area or to Eastgate in Cincinnati area.

    We do not normally do chain restaurants.

    My wife and I will sometimes get takeout though from White Castle, and our lunchbunch has eaten at various  City BBQ restaurants around Southwest Ohio.

    I also pick up pints of brisket and pulled pork from  Still Smokin' BBQ in Mt Orab a couple of times a month, to make sandwiches at home.
    post edited by NYPIzzaNut - 2009/10/06 07:50:41
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 11:11:14 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut

    A hotdog from a gas station??  Why not pizza??!! lol


    When I was doing summerstock theatre, working 18-hour days seven days a week, we lived by the saying "any time is a good time for a gas station hot dog!"
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 12:34:27 (permalink)
    Both I and my wife have been horribly busy with work lately, so we've been eating out a lot. It may be up to every other day. I regret it, and hope we'll return to cooking more.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 13:19:59 (permalink)
    The only meal that i eat at home regularly is breakfast, and that consists of A peanut butter sandwich, protein shake and cereal. Not exactly home cooked. 
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 13:30:59 (permalink)
    That's a lot of food for one meal.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 13:44:21 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut

    That's a lot of food for one meal.



    Yeah i know, but i wake up at 5am to go workout. After my workout i head straight to work and my next meal is around 11
    :30 so i need all the energy i can get in the morning.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 14:08:20 (permalink)
    You have something light for lunch?
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 16:48:08 (permalink)
    NYPIzzaNut

    You have something light for lunch?



    Lunch is usually a sandwich from Subway or Quiznos and maybe a cup of soup.
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 17:22:02 (permalink)
    No better sandwich choice in SF??
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    Re:How often do you eat out? 2009/10/06 17:38:49 (permalink)
    I like to sneak away from my Restaurant, on Sundays, take my wife to a nice lunch, as long as it's not Football season. If the Redskins are on at 1:00pm, no lunch, other than that, few Restaurant trips other than our vacations, then it's BLD at a highly recommended Restaurant.
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