Seniors: Nice discount found
I just had dinner at Abduelo's at Barton Creek Mall (freestanding, not inside mall). I love the hacienda atmosphere! It's been a year since my last visit and now they have an all day Senior Menu. It says lunch, but 12 of us ordered from it and it's good in the evening. It also includes a coffee or tea in the price. I had "luncheon enchilda' plate and with the tip I paid $10. Quite nice for an "old gal" these days. Ha.
I know that Denny's, IHOP and Village Inn (?) have senior prices. Can we start a thread of other restaurants you are aware of? With gas at almost $4 I have stopped eating out as much as I used to. Also, portions are huge for $15 plus meals. Anyone besides Frisco offering half portions???
Thanks in advance for your info.
While not limited to seniors there is a "rewards" program at http://www.rewardsnetwork.com that kicks back 15-20% of the food bill at participating restaurants. And there are quite a few participating restaurants in the Austin area; everything from Zoot to Red Robin. Nothing special is required; you register a credit card with "rewards" and use that card to pay your bill. The transaction is trapped somewhere in internet space and the kickback appears as a credit on your next credit card bill.
I'm not connected with "rewards", other than being registered with them for several years. I've never had any problems as a result of the registration. AFAIK, there are no fees; at least I've never paid any.
I know that the TGIF chain offers smaller portions. Also, we have found that many fine dining venues (for example, last week it was Trulucks) will let you split a portion and have an elegant repast for a fraction of the costs. The portions were huge - and it was more than enough for the two of us whenever we go there. I am all for low priced lunches - but sometimes you want to splurge! I look forward to finding out about other discounts.
Sorry, I'm not posting about senior discounts but I just have to say that we ate at Abuelo's recently and it was just about inedible. I had a chimichanga and it was not a deep fried tortilla but rather some kind of cakey mixture. I can almost swear by the fact that it was Bisquick! My husband order a pasta dish and the sauce had to have been Velveeta. Yikes! I also like the "look" of the restaurant. Too bad the food is awful.
While I am not aware of other senior discounts my favorite discount source is restaurant.com. I have eaten at lots of new places with very nice savings. I have found them to be totally reputable and their customer support is great if you do have an issue. Just read the restrictions that each restaurant posts before you buy .. I have never had an issue using one at any of the places I have bought them for. Simply fill in your zip code and it will spit out the list, and you can vary the range.