Except for one time when we took the in-laws out for their anniversary, we have never, ever spent that much at a restaurant before. 1. Because we rarely go out to eat and when we do it is to a fast food restaurant. 2. Because when we go to a fancier restaurant we typically just go out sans children and choose one of the less expensive meals off the menu. 3. We don't eat at expensive restaurants.
Here is the kicker. This was not a fancy restaurant, nor a fancy lunch. We ate at Chili's. We had normal food such as hamburgers, chicken, and a sandwich. And it came to $38.02.
When we eat out we never get soda with our meals (unless it comes with a value meal). Today we all opted for soda. The kid's soda came with their meals but I was even more shocked to learn that a normal sized glass of soda was $2.29 each! $4.58 for two glasses of watered down soda? Totally not worth it!
What I mean to say with this whole speech is that while some of you are wondering why I am shocked at a $38 lunch, I am wondering how it is even worth it to pay $38 for a lunch that I could have made at home for less than $10. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but I can't fathom paying $38 for such a normal meal. It just seems, well, extravagant to pay $38 for some burgers and fries when people in other countries are trying to live off $1 or less a day. It seems like...well...a waste.
The truth be told, we didn't spend $38.02 on lunch today because I had won a $30 gift card on an online game. We paid $8.02 for our meal. So I'm not upset about our out-of-pocket expense for the meal. I was just shocked at the initial bill...that some burger and fries and chicken and sandwich could come to $38. I guess I really don't get out much - but I do save a lot in eating out costs! :)
We also spent $20 in gas, and stopped at the bread outlet and loaded up on bread to stick in the freezer, where we spent $11.22. We are down to $447. 84 for the month.
What is the most expensive restaurant bill that you remember (and for how many people)?