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View Poll Results: restaurant pricing
cut back entirely 0 0%
no, not at all 13 59.09%
somewhat 5 22.73%
eat at home 4 18.18%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-04-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SAN ANTONIO AREA
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Ladies/gents are the escalating restaurant pricing structures affecting your dining out habits? I noticed several places, i.e. Olive Garden, have gone up another FIVE dollars. This really has to hurt the average consumer. your input, please.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Grey Gardens
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Mass chains are always going to raise prices without fear or remorse. It's the luxury of being a business with that kind of name recognition and popularity. The simple fix is to stop going to Olive Garden... This city is chock-full of family run Italian joints.

When I do eat out, I prefer to spend my money knowing it's going to a locally-owned venture. I don't see many 'SA owned' eateries going up much on price either... Sure, you can spend a dime at Bliss or Il Sogno, but you can also get economy quality at Liberty Bar, Tong's Thai, Timbos, La Tuna and more.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Poll is slanted, FWIW. 3 "yes" option, 1 "no" option.

I eat out a fair amount and honestly haven't noticed these "escalating price structures, so I'm not sure any answer works for me.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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I have not noticed a huge pricing increase, but I also prefer to go to dive restaurants when I have the extra money. If things did indeed go up $5 a plate, it would most likely not effect me too much, as I eat our rarely.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:05 AM
 
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As a retiree I find breakfast for $30 for two hard to justifiy. I find that eating out in San Antonio has increased in price significantly. I think it is funny to ask the server what the prices are for their drinks since they are not on the menu. I am waiting for Social Security to catch up with the real cost of living.
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Old Yesterday, 10:35 AM
 
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I think the chain 'upscale' breakfast places are really worth the money. Getting an omelette and coffee for $17 is a touch to step for my tastes.


As far as value, the Asian and Middle Eastern places give you a good deal for lunch. You can get more than the grease burger and fries.


Olive Garden is pseudo-Italian food. Prepacked and artificial.
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Old Yesterday, 12:40 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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If someone's paying $30 for breakfast, I'd suggest they need to open their eyes a bit more.....
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice, Mr Neck. I hope to be just like you someday.
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