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Old 10-12-2018, 03:15 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Apples and oranges. You could have went to Olive Garden for a $10 lasagna plate.
Yes, I could have gone to Olive Garden, if I wanted to travel six miles farther away, through tunnels or over bridges. And after all that schlepping, I would still have had to do my grocery shopping.

 
Old 10-12-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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An advantage I haven't seen mentioned here is the availability of foods you might not otherwise eat.

At the NYC pay-by-the-pound places where I get lunch, there are often dishes like corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots. When is a person who lives alone going to get a chance to eat that? We're not going to make a whole corned beef for one person.

But there it is, cooked for me and available for a reasonable price.

Very good point.

Along with their buffet, Wegmans also has a huge selection of prepared foods. While comparatively expensive, the smaller portions are perfect for some seniors, especially. Wegmans is aware of this, which is why they offer both "Family Pack" and those smaller portions.
 
Old 10-14-2018, 09:45 AM
 
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Frozen yogurt places do this as well.
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