Eating at restaurants is a pastime that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether it’s at a fine dining establishment, a local diner, or at a fast food restaurant like McDonald’s, eating out is a time when we can try something new, catch up with friends or family, or meet with business associates.
A Gallup poll from last year found that, surprisingly, nearly half (47%) of Americans eat at fast food establishments at least once per week, with 16% of people saying they dine on fast food several times per week; 3% say they eat at places where they’re asked if they “want fries with that” each and every day.
Fast food is appealing because it’s quick, easy, and, of course, cheap. Price is a factor for most people who go out to restaurants, as it’s easy to spend a large chunk money if you don’t watch what you order. A restaurant bill can add up quickly, and the service staff is trained to entice you into purchasing certain items — oftentimes, items that lead to a larger bill for you and a cheaper food cost for the restaurant. Although factors like a restaurant’s category (diner, fine dining, etc.), reputation, and location are all figured into the menu prices, certain items are known for having higher price markups than others. Restaurants try to keep their overall food cost — the cost of ingredients — at around the 30% point.
But the ingredients in certain menu items cost restaurants very little money relative to the menu price. These are the menu items that are overpriced from a consumer standpoint. If you’re looking to get the best deal in terms of cost versus value, lean away from the menu items on this list: The markup is huge and you can make these items for much cheaper using ingredients at home.welcome to my website: m-shoesbox
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Nike Sportswear continues to show love to fans who can’t quite fit into adult sizes. Here we’re getting a look at a pair of Nike Air Max 90 GS that is landing on shelves now. The upper blends patent leather, textured leather, and mesh, while pure platinum and white work the design. Meanwhile, white, digital pink, and hyper blue detailing serve as complimentary tones. Shops including Stockholm-based SNS are stocking the design.