My kids are teens now, but when they were younger, it was much cheaper if we wanted to eat out! Often times, they could eat off of my and my husband’s plate. Or if they ordered a kids meal, of course, it was much cheaper than adult prices.
If your kids are still little, take advantage of these restaurants’ “Kids Eat Free” offers. Depending on the restaurant and your location, you could get a free plate of chicken nuggets or a hamburger “on the house”! They want you to come in and patronize their restaurant, and you’ll get the night off from cooking!