Archive for Restaurants

Here’s What You Can Do To Save Money On Dining Out

Nowadays that prices of basic commodities are rising, we try to do our best to budget everything in our households. Yet sticking to the budget doesn’t work sometimes especially when we are traveling.  More often than not, we buy stuff that we see along the way for personal keeps or as homecoming gifts.  The top three things you spend the most with when you travel are:

  1. Transportation – air tickets, rental cars, bus rides
  2. Food – dining out, food trip
  3. Accommodation – hotels, resorts, inns

We deserve a well-spent travel and vacation that is why we are saving money to be able to accommodate our travel needs.  When it comes to our day-to-day living, we cannot expect not to spend more than we should especially in dining out.  More people are eating out than eating at home.  Below are factors that affect this situation.

  • work schedule
  • inability to cook meals
  • celebration

For families with kids, eating out or dining out costs a lot.  So for the sake of saving, we tend to find restaurants where kids can eat free.  Honestly, I like the privilege where kids eat free at restaurants.  Of course, home-cooked meals are more family-oriented but treating our family to dine out once in a while is not bad.  For a full list of restaurants where kids can eat for free, please go to JuliesFreebies.com and let me know in the comments below if you have been in to one and how was your experience.

How To Become A Healthier Business Owner

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As many business owners know, being healthy plays an integral role in enabling corporate leaders to push their companies into new levels of success and power. If you are constantly missing work for sick days or feel sluggish on the job, your level of productivity can be compromised. However, accessing and utilizing scientifically sound health tips can help you attain and maintain the stamina necessary to excel on the job. With that idea in mind, consider implementing some or all of the health strategies outlined below:

1. Optimize Your Work Environment.

One great way to become a healthier business owner is by optimizing your work environment. This will ensure that both you and your staff is not susceptible to a plethora of unwanted illnesses and office accidents. There are numerous things you can do to optimize the work setting, one of which is to regularly update your equipment. In the event that you work in the restaurant industry, you can shop online for great products with Online-Reps.com. The company offers a wide range of great restaurant and refrigeration parts. Click here to learn more: http://www.o-reps.net/.

2. Develop (And Stick To) A Work Out Routine.

One of the best things business owners can do to boost their health is to develop a work out routine. Exercise has a wide range of important health benefits, including the improvement of memory and enhanced cognitive function. Unfortunately, many people start a work out routine but quit before they start to see real results. Don’t make this mistake. Instead, develop a routine that you really love and thereby increase the likelihood that you’ll actually want to do it. In many cases, it can be advantageous to attain an accountability partner. Studies indicate that people who have these partners are much more likely to stick to their exercise routine. Your accountability partner can be anyone from a walking buddy to a personal trainer.

3. Journal.

Being a business owner can be highly stressful. If you don’t find a venting mechanism that allows you to voice your frustrations and disappointments, you can become increasingly susceptible to sickness. To prevent this from happening, consider the value of keeping a journal. You can use the journal to “let it all out.” In addition to writing out fears and frustrations in your journal, you can also discuss your triumphs and success on the job and in your personal life. Many people who take this course of action say they feel much better!

Cheesecake Deliciousness At The Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory Allen, Texas

Cheesecake Factory Restaurant Bakery And Bar in Allen, Texas

It was just recently when my daughter and I learned about the Cheesecake Factory.  If it weren’t from my friend H and cousin E, we could have been missing the deliciousness of their cheesecakes.

After our trip to Galleria Mall in Dallas for the very first time last month, my cousin and I, together with our little girls, drove to Allen to buy some of their yummy cheesecake.  We learned that it was the last day of their Buy One Slice for Half The Price promotion.  Sure thing the restaurant was packed with people. Some of the customers were waiting to be seated. And most of them are waiting for their orders over the counter-that includes us.  It was 30 minutes to closing time that night we went there.  So we had to think fast of what kind of cheesecake we should get.  Luckily the line was moving quickly so we placed and paid our order immediately.  In about 20 minutes, we’re out of there.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

My favorite so far is the Red Velvet Cheesecake.  I super love it!!! Umm-uhm.  So creamy and rich.  Have you tried it?  If not, you better.  $7.95 per slice is worth it.  It’s a decent slice size, too.  If you learn about a promotion from the Cheesecake Factory, I highly recommend you avail it because it doesn’t happen very often.  🙂

 

Restaurants With Good Food And Great Customer Service

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Beef Fajitas

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant (Lavon, TX)

This restaurant replaced the previous Mexican restaurant few years ago. That’s a good thing because my husband and I didn’t like the food from that one.  To us, El Rodeo in Lavon has the best Beef Fajitas.  It smells so good that makes you very hungry. 🙂  Their rice and Chicken Enchiladas are good and not salty.  The salsa sometimes have a kick to it. The food prices in the menu are reasonable and they serve margaritas free on weekends. 🙂

Olive Garden

Oh boy, Olive Garden has amazing spaghetti and very good salad.  Me and my family loves their food.  Their Chicken Marsala is very delicious.  Oh dear, I can’t get enough of Olive Garden’s food.  We don’t go there very often but whenever we do, we order a big meal.  The food prices are a little bit high for our budget but it’s worth it.