Dining out poll Castanet

Dining out poll Castanet

Postby John Crawford » Jan 5th, 2019, 10:25 pm

castanets Poll, eating out
over 40% ( at time of writing) stated they eat out at a restaurant once a week !
how do people afford such luxuries, if i take my family out its at least $150 for the four of us, $30 a plate and ,$30 for liquor, even four burgers, fries and pop is $45-$50, it can only be City Employees afford such luxeriers once a week
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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby RVThereYet » Jan 5th, 2019, 10:50 pm

John Crawford wrote:castanets Poll, eating out
over 40% ( at time of writing) stated they eat out at a restaurant once a week !
how do people afford such luxuries, if i take my family out its at least $150 for the four of us, $30 a plate and ,$30 for liquor, even four burgers, fries and pop is $45-$50, it can only be City Employees afford such luxeriers once a week


And you came to this conclusion how?

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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby Jlabute » Jan 5th, 2019, 11:14 pm

There are those who voted who may have a family, but eat lunch alone at a fast food restaurant during a work lunch break. If you do the survey on the back of a McDonald’s receipt, you get the fries and drink for free next time you go... so, lunch for $5. Eating out can be a wide variety of conditions.
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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby Bunnyhop » Jan 5th, 2019, 11:45 pm

We regularly have dinner out for under $20/person. No appy, no liquor, no dessert keeps it affordable for us.

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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby Bleach » Jan 6th, 2019, 6:09 am

John Crawford wrote:castanets Poll, eating out
over 40% ( at time of writing) stated they eat out at a restaurant once a week !
how do people afford such luxuries, if i take my family out its at least $150 for the four of us, $30 a plate and ,$30 for liquor, even four burgers, fries and pop is $45-$50, it can only be City Employees afford such luxeriers once a week


So you're assuming everybody, has a family of four and goes out weekly? Not couples, singles, or just a working lunch? I eat out once or twice a week.

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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby Fancy » Jan 6th, 2019, 6:44 am

John Crawford wrote:castanets Poll, eating out
over 40% ( at time of writing) stated they eat out at a restaurant once a week !
how do people afford such luxuries, if i take my family out its at least $150 for the four of us, $30 a plate and ,$30 for liquor, even four burgers, fries and pop is $45-$50, it can only be City Employees afford such luxeriers once a week

Why are you paying $30.00 a plate? There are many restaurants that charge a lot less for a decent meal. And it's certainly not just city employees that eat out once a week. I've seen all sorts of employees regularly eating at the same restaurant time after time.
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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby Bsuds » Jan 6th, 2019, 7:44 am

Costco Hot Dog and a Pop $1.50...that's considered eating out. Not every meal is $30 a plate.
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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby normaM » Jan 6th, 2019, 8:57 am

dining.. let's say dining.
Not sure why only City Employees can afford to have a meal out.. and darn now I want a Costco weiner
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Re: Eating out poll Castanet

Postby MAPearce » Jan 6th, 2019, 9:39 am

We like to treat ourselves once every two weeks..

We hit a kid friendly pub ( oh the HORROR of those ) and usually come in at about brown note for the four of us . I get my pint , the kids get a couple of sodas and the wife likes a cran n ginger or two as far as the beverages go and after tip , it's about a buck twenty..

Of course it's cheaper to eat at home , but sometimes, it's nice to skip the fight over who has to do the dishes .

We budget for it by finding money elsewhere , like turning off lights we're not using , washing clothes in cold water , et al...

It's not that hard really ...
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Re: Dining out poll Castanet

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 6th, 2019, 11:24 am

We do pizza night once a week (break from cooking, get together with friends and stream shows) - 4 adult kids between us and we spend $45 on pizza (divided by two families).

As for eating OUT, at a restaurant? A rarity. A few times a year, tops.
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Re: Dining out poll Castanet

Postby OKkayak » Jan 6th, 2019, 11:32 am

Given by how full the restaurants are in Kelowna on a daily basis, Kelowna sure does have a lot of city employees [icon_lol2.gif]

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Re: Dining out poll castanet

Postby Jlabute » Jan 6th, 2019, 12:07 pm

Costco wiener.... mmmm, I’ve had a dinner date at Costco a few times for $3.
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Re: Dining out poll Castanet

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 6th, 2019, 12:21 pm

John Crawford wrote:castanets Poll, eating out
over 40% ( at time of writing) stated they eat out at a restaurant once a week !
how do people afford such luxuries, if i take my family out its at least $150 for the four of us, $30 a plate and ,$30 for liquor, even four burgers, fries and pop is $45-$50, it
can only be City Employees afford such luxeriers once a week

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Eating out at $30/plate is excessive; you need to choose establishments in your price range.
It's cheaper to have liquor at home; if you can't make it out for an evening without a drink, you have a problem.
Pop is nasty garbage; stop.

There, save some money. Go out, have a good time.
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Re: Dining out poll Castanet

Postby OKkayak » Jan 6th, 2019, 12:35 pm

kgcayenne wrote:if you can't make it out for an evening without a drink, you have a problem

Enjoying an alcoholic beverage while dinning out doesn’t mean one has a “problem”.

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Re: Dining out poll Castanet

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm

However, if one simply cannot see clear to avoid it, and complain about its cost despite the available choice to abstain, then that could indicate a problem. It’s not a necessity, it’s an added expense.
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