Food & Beverage

Eating Out vs. Eating at Home

Research shows that the gap between eating out and eating at home is wider than ever. It's no wonder why eating at restaurants is down; the cost of purchasing food went down in 2016 for the first time in almost 50 years, but it was less than a 2% drop, which is why consumers likely didn't feel it much (especially since wages aren't going up). But the cost of buying food in a restaurant has risen by nearly 3%. 

Meal Deals This Week

If you're planning on dining out this week, there are some pretty good deals available. Pizza Hut is offering 50% off all online orders through the weekend, giving you a chance to eat half-price. Even if you aren't home, you can still order online to access the deal and pick your pizzas up.

Several restaurants have deals for veterans on November 11, which is Veteran's Day. Vets can enjoy specials at Applebees, TGI Fridays, Golden Corral and more. Call your favorite restaurant to find out if they have any Veteran's Day specials available.

Best Places for Halloween Candy

Halloween is less than a week away and you might be scrambling to find enough candy to tame your trick or treaters. Where do you get your Halloween candy deals? For my family, it's not complicated since we get very few trick or treaters. We end up buying a small bag or two of candy that we like and placing it on the porch while we take our daughter to her festivities. Most of it's still there when we get home and then we get to keep the rest! 

No Such Thing As a Free Lunch

Are you down to a fiver and some change in your pocket? You can still grab lunch with one of these great deals.

Fazolis is offering their $5 lunch special all day, every day for a limited time. You can get two items, a drink and unlimited breadsticks for $5 plus tax. 

Boston Market has a coupon for a $4.99 lunch now through Friday. The meal includes sides and cornbread.

Olive Garden Deals

Now that school is back in session for many people, both lunch and dinner time may be more hectic. Between work, homework, picking up kids and all of their activities, you may find yourself scrambling for dinner. If you want to eat something yummy without spending too much, Olive Garden has some good deals to use this week.

First, if you're out for lunch between work hours or errands, you can get unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks for $6.99 if you get it before 3:00 PM. If you have the kids with you, you can get kids' meals for just $1 with an Olive Garden coupon. 

Yummy Summer Food Deals

If you're looking for some great cheap deals to enjoy while you're out and about this summer, here are a few ideas:

Burker King has 79 cent hotdogs throughout the month of July. The special offer is on their Grilled Dogs, so if you haven't tried them, it's a cheap way to do so.

Dickey's is offering pulled pork sandwiches for just $4 throughout the month of July. This is a great deal at the restaurant, with a few dollars off the typical price of the sandwich. If you want to add a side, try the fried okra!

End-of-the-Month Deals

There are some excellent deals to be had both on and offline today as it's the last day of May. Before June rolls in tomorrow, consider taking part in one of these great offers.

Get half off at Pizza Hut today if you use their online offer. There are multiple other offers at the company's website as well.

Get free Buffalo wings when you buy an order of greater or equal value at Buffalo Wild Wings today.

Set Up a Tour for a Great Deal

If you are looking for a fun way to pass the time and get a great deal on food and beverages, consider setting up a tour for your group! Whether it's a group of friends, a nonprofit group or any other gathering, a group tour is a great way to learn more about a business while enjoying a great deal. Did you know that a lot of breweries offer fun tours that include samples and even snacks? A brewery tour is a great free date.

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