Saturday, March 21, 2009

Signs of the economic times.

The pizzeria where my mom and brother work is still doing well. It helps that they're located on the outskirts of a "nice" neighborhood filled with college professors and educated professionals, not exactly the groups hardest hit at the moment. However, my mother has noticed that there's been a significant drop in the number of people ordering sodas. At a $1.75 a pop, cokes can certainly jack up the price of dinner out with the family.

Could it be that people are actually learning to prioritize and exercise fiscal restraint?


Cool Guy said...

Yep, this is true. Lately, whenever I go out to eat I either ask for a free water, or take my food home and enjoy cheap soda...sign of the times.

savings said...

Lately, I've been just cooking at home. Honestly, it tastes the same, or even better than food I normally get at restaurants (of course, I'm not gourmet, and there are exceptions!). But if it's something like pizza, or mexican? I can't really enjoy it knowing how much it cost and that I could make the same thing for much cheaper.

Alger said...

Restaurants are hurting here in New England. Hopefully, people are learning to cook again.