How much do you spend for 2 at a chain restaurant - $30 to $50?
The last seven bills we've had for two chain restaurants have been between $40 and $50, including tax and tip including usually 1 wine and 2 beers.
TGIF and Olive Garden.
Does this fit your spending at any chain restaurant.
$15-20 per person sounds about right. Although, the last sit-down chain I went to was CheeburgerCheeburger and I think I dropped $35 or so, but that was more about checking out the location.
More than $25 per seems strange. I mean, aren't prices low, servings huge and not much worth ordering?
Grand Lux Cafe, Houston's, Rosa Mexicano, Napa Valley Grill and Legal Sea Foods .....once in a while, The Cheesecake Factory.
Apps are usually in the 8-10 buck range, entrees are 22 plus and desserts are 8-10. I rarely drink wine out, but beer is 5-6 bucks, Highballs are 9 bucks and straight booze on ice is usually 11-14 bucks. Wine would be comparable to the higher prices mentioned. When I drink, if I order one, it will usually end up being at least two for me, but up to three....same for the GF. If I don't partake in booze, a bottle of mineral water usually costs 6-7 bucks and two are normally ordered.
These are dinner check totals before tip.....lunch is usually 60-75 for two before tip. The food is priced lower, but not the booze.
Understandable, once again most of those chains do not really pop up in my area. ... It seems most people assume they are getting a good deal at chains... i.e. Hamburger at Friday with salad ended up costing around $15, noone complained. Took same people to a "gastropub" hamburger and salad $16 and thought it was a rip off hahah ..