Marilyn's Tips for Saving Money at Restaurants
Marilyn says don’t be "chintzy" or a "cheapskate," but there are ways to save money when going out to eat. The 85-year-old recently became an internet sensation after writing a sincere and heartfelt review of the new Olive Garden in her neighborhood. Now, the Grand Forks Herald restaurant expert is sharing her favorite ways to save while enjoying your favorite neighborhood watering holes.
Number one, pay attention to the menu. If it's a restaurant with several courses, do you really need all the courses? Number two, drink water. Marilyn tells her grandkids to skip the soda -- that will save her four or five more dollars. Number three, skip dessert. "Dessert is something that is five or six dollars, usually. Do you really need it? Do you really want it?" advises the internet foodie star.
Take a look at Marilyn's complete advice for dining without denting your bank account...