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    How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    I saw a stat on CNN the other day that said the average American dines out 3.2 times a week. I'm assuming dining out does not count work lunches or breakfast, but I could be wrong.

    I find this hard to believe if it truly is evening dining. Even the retired folks in my area probably dine out once a week at the most. I wasn't area people had this kind of extra money during the present state of the economy.

    Perhaps my region of the country is different than the rest?

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    I saw a stat on CNN the other day that said the average American dines out 3.2 times a week. I'm assuming dining out does not count work lunches or breakfast, but I could be wrong.
    Not sure why you'd assume that.
    Typically, "dining out" means eating prepared food in a restaurant, regardless of the time of day.
    My husband and I do eat out quite a bit lately; I'd say three or four times a week, average.
    Last edited by 1069; 09-26-10 at 11:26 AM.

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Not sure why you'd assume that.
    Typically, "dining out" means eating prepared food in a restaurant, regardless of the time of day.
    The wife and I consider "dining out" not just grabbing a quick burrito for breakfast or a work lunch. So we're wrong?

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    Almost every meal is dining out for me. Rarely (if ever) do I cook or prepare anything at home. Other than some nice beverages, my fridge is generally barren. However, i'm a pretty healthy eater minus the weekend forays into my favorite burger joint and tap room.

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    How about once per month, at best.
    IMO, social security is generous.....to a point.
    Of course, no vote..
    Why do the pollsters insist on so much control??

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    When I'm home, I usually cook meals from scratch for my kids, using fresh ingredients and healthy food. We maybe eat out once a week. But, when I travel for work, I eat in restaurants all the time. There's a correlation. The more I travel for work, the more I want to eat at home. The less traveling I do in a month, the more we eat out.

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    What about less than once a week? Me and my family dine out only on special occasions, which are like once every other month. It's expensive, and we do a lot of cooking at the house instead. However at a personal level. If you define eating lunches at school or work as "dining out" then I would probably do that roughly 1-3 times per week. I usually grab something cheep during my lunch break at work or I get something cheap at school.
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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Almost every meal is dining out for me. Rarely (if ever) do I cook or prepare anything at home. Other than some nice beverages, my fridge is generally barren. However, i'm a pretty healthy eater minus the weekend forays into my favorite burger joint and tap room.
    How can you afford to eat out so much? Are you aware of all the filler and unhealthy things that are put into dining out food that may not be as healthy as the food you prepare yourself?
    Last edited by EnigmaO01; 09-26-10 at 11:48 AM.

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    How about once per month, at best.
    IMO, social security is generous.....to a point.
    Of course, no vote..
    Why do the pollsters insist on so much control??
    After I typed in the options I wanted to change the first one to "once per week or less" but apparently it's not possible to modify a poll once you post it. Sorry.

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    Re: How often do you "dine out" per week? Does not count breakfast or work lunch.

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    How can you afford to eat out so much? Are you aware of all the filler and unhealthy things that are put into dining out food that may not be as healthy as the food you prepare yourself?
    I think that's true in theory, but not in practice. First off, it isn't where you eat, but what you eat. Many Americans eat just plain garbage at home - chips, ice cream, fatty foods, etc. When I dine out, I don't eat unhealthy food save for splurging on the weekends. I don't eat fast food, either. On occasion i'll get a veggie sub from subway on whole wheat, but I dunno if you consider that fast food or not. I can give you an example of my typical diet. Here is what I ate on Friday:

    Breakfast: Stuffed whole wheat pita w/ egg whites, alfalfa sprouts, and mushrooms from Sunrise Kitchen up the street from work
    Snack: Protein bar, carrot sticks
    Lunch: Mediterranean veggie sandwich (minus the hummus) from Panera Bread, fruit cup, sweet tea (my weakness!)
    Dinner: Alicha Kik from the Ethipian restaurant (split peas in garlic, onions, ginger, herbs, with steamed rice)

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