A Tale of Two Dinners
Monday, June 24, 2013
I learned a lesson last night as I tried to eat healthy while on the road. There are more options available than there used to be, but you will pay more comparatively than will your less cautious traveling companions.
Last night we were finally on the way home, but with 4 hours of the 7 hour drive still ahead of us, we decided to pack it, find a room and start fresh in the morning.
So we had plenty of time for dinner and there were many options available.
We chose Bob Evans Restaurant. I remember them from the old days as a nice family place and now they advertised meals available under 500 calories.
I ordered grilled chicken, baked potato and steamed broccoli (418 calories) $8.99
It was OK, no complaints.
DH ordered a “3 course meal”
2 large, warm, good looking rolls with butter
A green salad with ½ cup of dressing
BBQ chicken with extra sauce on the side (it was in a BOWL)
An ice cream sundae
No calories posted for all this, but the COST? $9.99!!
He got a whole table full of food for $1 more than I paid.
I have no problem with the amount they charged or the quality of the food. I’m just wondering about the rationale for the tiny difference in cost vs the quantity provided.