In a tight economy, people tend to pull in their expendatures for eating out and are more discriminate about how and where they spend their money. Places that were marginal at best in good times tend to disappear when money's tight. Places that are well managed, have good food at fair prices generally survive.
People are more reluctant to try new places in tight times so it's harder for a new place to make it.
We never paid attention to coupons. In the last year or so, we don't eat anywhere that doesn't offer coupons.
You can hardly go anywhere anymore for just a light meal, or just appetizers without spending at least $30 to 50 bucks for 2 people.
Not too long ago I could get a nice Breakfast for $5-6 Bucks with Tax & Tip. That same Breakfast today is $9-10 Bucks. I don't eat out that much for Breakfast anymore.
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/04 04:03:23