By Amanda Geronikos
The most obvious way to spend less at restaurants is simply to avoid them.
Then your best friend gets engaged and wants to go out for a celebratory meal. Your sister’s birthday follows, which necessitates a trip to her favorite Greek restaurant. Your co-workers want to go out for lunch, and you obviously can’t miss that. Throw in an anniversary dinner and the fact that you want to try IHOP’s Red Velvet Pancakes, and suddenly you’ve spent hundreds of dollars on dining out. In fact, the average household spends approximately $2,500 at restaurants every year, according to the National Restaurant Association
While we can’t avoid restaurants completely, we can find ways to save some dough. Let’s dig into some ways to keep your restaurant bill in check.
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