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Old 02-20-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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People still didn't learn anything from the present economy status. They still live larger than they can afford, don't see the needs to save money. Credit cards are still widely used. Many think - so what? When I get that far, I just file for bankruptcy - I will still keep my house and the car, and most things I have. Life will not change much...
The mentality will not change fast. It will take a generation or two, and lots of learning.
Restaurants are full, the trend didn't changed either.

but wouldn't you say this fenom of eating out almost every day for any meal is relatively new?
i remember my parents going maybe once every few months, unless it was BK maybe once every few weeks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The East
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I think it is to get out of the house, boost their moral and meet with friends in a cheery place. It is worth the expense to feel good.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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People still didn't learn anything from the present economy status. They still live larger than they can afford, don't see the needs to save money. Credit cards are still widely used. Many think - so what? When I get that far, I just file for bankruptcy - I will still keep my house and the car, and most things I have. Life will not change much...
The mentality will not change fast. It will take a generation or two, and lots of learning.
Restaurants are full, the trend didn't changed either.


Agree but many people lost house and cars and the other people have seen the results of that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Maybe they think that this will never happen to them?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Double-income families claim to have very little time to prepare meals - so they go out to eat.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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but wouldn't you say this fenom of eating out almost every day for any meal is relatively new?
i remember my parents going maybe once every few months, unless it was BK maybe once every few weeks.

When I was a kid it was a state occasion when we went to a restaurant. That was true for most people I knew. I'm sure it never crosses many people's minds that when money's tight, you can save by eating a plate of buttered noodles at home. Nowadays you even hear people saying "but I can't afford to eat at home' McDonald's is cheaper." It's a nice little definition of insanity!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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but wouldn't you say this fenom of eating out almost every day for any meal is relatively new?
i remember my parents going maybe once every few months, unless it was BK maybe once every few weeks.



it is the consumer society.It creates needs to people but people can live without needs
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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When I was a kid it was a state occasion when we went to a restaurant. That was true for most people I knew. I'm sure it never crosses many people's minds that when money's tight, you can save by eating a plate of buttered noodles at home. Nowadays you even hear people saying "but I can't afford to eat at home' McDonald's is cheaper." It's a nice little definition of insanity!
Agree.Ridiculous
It is the capitalism ....1/ Banks give access to credit 2/ McDonald wan't to prevent people to eat at home / 3/ people fall right into the trap
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Double-income families claim to have very little time to prepare meals - so they go out to eat.

Not really - it takes more time to go to restaurant, order, eat and go back home.
There are many 30-45 min dishes one could prepare...
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Lets face it folks, for the most part you are either a "I eat to live" or "live to eat" type....we have a friend that "forgets" to eat....HELLLLLOOOOOOO!!! That is a concept a foodie (me being one) will NEVER get! LOL
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