In today’s world of tightening belts and penny pinching, we all need ways to stretch our dollar without giving up the luxuries of life. I admit I succumbed to the excess of the early 21st century, only to be among the millions who had to give up pleasures for necessities. But in the shadow of the day, there is always a light. The common luxuries I am writing of are simple, food. Food is the one guilty pleasure which helps us forget the ills of the world.
One place to eat like a king on a pauper’s income is Subway. $5 for a sandwich for some can last more than one meal. If you play your cards right, you hit all of the major food groups with one sandwich. Yes chips and a drink may be extra, but the extras won’t have you breaking the bank. In the heat of competition, Quizno’s has raised the bar to try and match the most well known sub sandwich franchise by adding the “extras” and claims of taste.
Another “kingly” eatery is Dominos. Now you can order two medium pizzas for under $15. That amount of money can surely feed even the hungriest of broods. Their main competition Pizza Hut doesn’t off the best of deals, but for a smaller family, any pizza for $10 isn’t bad either. Can we say “pizza night” is back?
The most widely used form of cheap eats is the fast food restaurants. As the “Great Recession” is starting to not bear as much teeth, they are starting to bring back meal deals for under $3. What is this, the 20st century? A burger, fries, and a drink for a price which is not going to make me go into the poor house is something I like to use.
Whether you indulge in pizza, a burger and fries, or a foot long sandwich there is something out there for you. If you are clearly broke, yet you want to eat as if you are a Trump, take my advice and check out one of America’s favorite “cheap” eateries. Don’t worry; your wallet will thank me later.