"Goodfoodnearyou" is a good example of why this is so hard. When you use a computer, it generally can't deal with more than one or two criteria. I used my old zip code, and it 1) gave me only chains/fast food and b) doesn't take serving size into account. It recommended things like chili from Sonic at "only" 50 calories, without noticing that that's a condiment-- it's the amount of chili they put on a chili dog. When I flipped it to sort by "most protein," it recommended a whole cheese pizza from the Costco food court (266g of protein, 4825 calories) or a 4-piece fried chicken dinner from Culver's (burgers, chicken, and frozen custard-- home of the "butterburger") at 123g of protein and 2100 calories.
I think this is a job for a human brain. I would suggest just looking at your options in a calm moment and making a mental list of four or five places that you know have at least one meal that you like and fits your average dinner calorie target. Then when everyone's sitting around saying, "Where do you wanna go?" "I dunno, where do *you* wanna go?" you can be the one to pipe up and say, "Well, how about B, X, C, or Y? B is really cheap, X has the most choices, C is right there by the movie, and Y is least likely to be crowded."
And it's probably better to find options that are healthy under any circumstances, not something that "uses up" your remaining calories for a particular day. If you go by calories and you have a lot, you're likely to choose something less healthy because you can, instead of getting something that you know is healthy. It's also just kind of awkward when someone says "Let's go out!" and you say, "Oh, hang on, I need to calculate my calories for the day and then find a restaurant that fits today's menu plan." The rest of the group members are going to roll their eyes, and that'll make you say, "Oh, never mind, let's just get pizza or something."
Last-minute decisions have a tendency to go bad, so narrowing down the choices in advance makes it many times easier to make a better decision. If you have that list of multiple possibilities, you can be sure you'll have good options without other people thinking you're making it all about you.
Also, I've found that people really appreciate it when somebody turns "Where should we go?" into a multiple choice.People are much more comfortable voting on a list than suggesting something out of the blue.
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