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18 Reasons Why People Prefer Eating Out
July 8, 2016
ab657e55a3c9328954cf2b867ae111e6A delicious vegetarian meal taken by peachpurple
Do your prefer eating out or eating at home?
Why are there more people eating out than having home cooked food?
Why is eating out expensive these days?



“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham





From the day I was born, eating out was considered a luxury treat that my dad used to offer when he was in good mood.

Hence, I always looked forward to dad’s good mood in order to choose my favorite restaurant to eat out since I am sick and tired of mom’s repeated recipes.

It was a luxury meal to dine out, being serve by waiters, order favorite food, awaiting for the awesome delicious meal to place infront of me, I was treated like a “princess”.




Reasons people prefer eating out

A single meal at fastfood restaurant with the combination of burger, fries and carbonated drink could cost you $10 excluding tax and service.

If you dine at local Chinese restaurant, a plate of fried rice would cost $6 excluding drinks.


  1. Nowadays, more single and married people are staying away from home after work because they cannot afford to have ample time to prepare home cooked food at home.
  2. Eating out has become a necessity solution for kids who are being taken care by nanny ,childcare center or with grandparents. Parents had to order take-away or bring the kids out for lunch/dinner due to tight schedules.
  3. Eating out is expensive but everyone could still afford to eat 3x a day with his salary. A person could eat $600 per month which is almost 35% of his salary. Luxury meals would cost more.
  4. There are wide variety of food available in every corner of the streets. The number of eateries are mushrooming all over the world in a huge amount, especially Foreign food restaurants.
  5. You can choose your favorite cuisine ( Chinese, Indian, Muslim, Western, Korean, Japanese, Mexican, Portugese, Italian, etc)
  6. A wide choice of eatery outlets and shops in shopping mall that offer discounts, combo meals, membership discounts for dine in only.
  7. Cater different food to meet individual customer’s tastebud under one restaurant.
  8. More people prefer to eat out at hawker stalls and food courts for cheaper meals.
  9. People do not bother with the level of cleanliness of the eating premises as long as the food served is delicious, tasty and cheap.
  10.  Many Western restaurants offer “Free Kids meal” under age 5. If you have 2 toddlers , you will benefit in saving money.
  11. Now, you can buy food coupons online that valid 30 days from the date of purchase. You can save up to 70% discounts off your total bill. Most restaurants had included the tax and service fees into the offered meal packages.
  12. A new adventure. People who are stressed at work would love to try different types of food instead of the regulars. Tasting different food that one had never tried before, wouldn’t mind to pay expensive exotic meal for a change.
  13. Many restaurants offer FREE drinks or soup of the day for dine in customers. Hence, saving money too.
  14. You can sit and relax, watch TV, use FREE WIFI of the eating premises without the waiters chasing you out.
  15. Lazy to cook after work.
  16. Tired after grocery shopping for several hours.
  17. Lack of time because another schedule has to be accomplished after a quick meal.
  18. Lazy to wash the dirty dishes and cleaning up the messy kitchen.


My Opinion

Although I don’t often eat out on weekdays, I do eat out with my family on weekends in order to take a “day off“.

I prefer to home cooked food, where I could take control over the flavor enhancers and sodium intake on the food I serve for my family.




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    1. I prefer to eat slow food. It is definitely healthier than eating out. There are so many reasons as you had mentioned. The majority, they do eat out because there is no enough time to cook at home. It is convenient for them to eat out or order food online. However, it is not a healthy lifestyle.

    2. Eating out breaks the monotony for me. My family goes out to eat 2-3 times a month and we love the quality time we spend together while dining out.

    3. what type of restaurants do you guys dine out too?

    4. I also enjoy eating out with my family one day of the weekend, usually on Saturdays. For me it is a pretext to get out of the house and make a change from my regular eating habits at least once a week.

    5. We also go out to eat once or twice per week. On weekends. During week days, it’s my husband who usually cooks for both, our son and him. I eat close to my workplace, at a cantin, and I have to say I’m lucky, as everything cooked there is quite good, and the price is fair. I prefer to go out to eat to spend some time together and eat something different, but for sure, the best thing is eating at home. Not just because of the price, but also because is much more healthier.
      Finally, when we eat at home and either my husband or I cook to much quantity, we freeze it, and voila! you already have good meals in case you have days with no time to cook!

    6. Eating out is no longer that one dresses up for. In the good old days when the phrase ‘eating out’ was heard around the house there was a lot of excitement. But these days as you have so clearly explained it is more a necessity than one does it for a joy outing.

    7. Eating out can be costly. It all depends where one chooses to indulge in. Some dishes can become very costly. If one chooses the healthier route then they’ll have to spend a lot more. Home cooked meals are cheaper but there’s nothing wrong with dining out from time to time. Some may prefer to eat at home so they’ll either get take out or order in. if there’s days when one doesn’t feel up to cooking a meal and there’s extra income then eating out will be better enjoyed.

    8. Cooking is not a easy task, always. marketing takes one hour, preparation takes another hour, cooking takes one more hour, cleaning takes one hour again.
      Total :4 hours.
      I salute to all the moms.

    9. Eating out is not actually good but good in some aspect in the sense that it cures laziness or should I say hello the tired ones. But people are over doing it these days. People go out too much to eat in the restaurant and fast foods thereby increasing the number of restaurants in the world including hotels. Thus is economics, when people see the increasing number of people eating outside, they take to establishing their own.
      Sometimes eating outside us being caused by wives who cannot feed their husband the way he wants. These ladies are the main people who make men increase daily in restaurants and hotels. When ladies learn how to cook sumptuous meal, there will be no reason for the man to go outside to eat. Women should know the right time to cook so as not to starve their husband. The restaurant food are now expensive because the establishers know you don’t have any choice than to buy them since you don’t have time to go cooking for yourself. But when the level decreases, the price decreases. They follow the low of demand.

    10. Well it depends honestly speaking i love to eat at home food which is cooked at home is fresh and delicious..I eat outside as well some time when i go out with friends.since i came abroad i have to eat outside because i am far from home and its hard for me to cook at home .I do cooking some time but mostly i prefer to eat outside now a days. Even though in my opinion food outside restaurants is not fresh and not healthy as compare to the good which we prepare at home.

      • My dear you are correct. I very much support your idea. Only circumstances can make me eat outside my house. Maybe because am not feeling too well or I travel to a far place.I can’t even remember the last time I ate outside my house. My parents does not see it as being cool so they don’t didn’t train us in that way.
        Eating outside has more disadvantages than the advantage because of a lot of reasons.
        There is this woman I know who has four children though adolescents. She owns a restaurant but she operates from home to her restaurant as her restaurant is attached to her house. This woman is very unhygienic and the mehod she uses to cook is appalling. She washes her dishes with any sort of water provided the water can clear the dish. Her children as well are dirty. The smell of the women makes wonder. After seeing all this, I justify my action of not eating outside.
        What am saying in essence is that the food we eat outside, we are ignorant of how it was cooked and when food are being cooked unhygienicly, we tend to contract diseases after eating them. So my dear you are right in all but as circumstances is making you eat outside, just try to curtail it and never make it a habit. Cooking your meal us the best and it saves your money.
        When you go out to eat a plate of noodle and egg, you pay #450 but when you buy the noodle 60# and the egg #40 and oil #50,thats 150 thereby saving #300.
        So my dear, never forget cooking is the best.

      • I agree with you on that. When one is just living alone, during weekdays when you have to work and would be going khome tired already, it-would be best to to just eat out.

    11. By occasion my wife and I go out to eat our lunch or dinner. We want to refresh ourselves of our good old days when we were sweethearts before that we always went for a date and eat outside especially to our favorite food kiosk or resto. If you eat outside the home, you seem to feel different and you can see other people eating too. It is not a sign of being timid or reluctance to prepare food at home. I just pointed out that it is by occasion or when I receive my monthly salary. I always invite my children, my grandchildren to eat together with us outside.

      Or we simply have an excursion on a weekend and it is more fun and lots of enjoyment when we eat outside especially on the beach resort or beside the swimming pool. We feel that we are happy. We are free from the overused atmosphere of the four-corner of our house.

    12. Every body has his own trends of living at home and out of home just like men’ and woman’s eating habits are different so far as eating at home or out of home is concerned, I think, once in a weak out of home dinner is must for a better and creative brain.

      Man becomes bore sitting at one place and eating same taste foods of wife or maid servant, leave eating, all out door activities are better for our heath and brain. Change is must in trends otherwise death of you spirit and soul in your body. Everything in the universe is in motion and in motion is life and life demands change at every step.

    13. I eat out cuz im lazy. It gets tiring cooking food three times a day with four kids. And its easy.. mom problems:)

    14. Just this morning I invited my wife to eat our breakfast outside. We entered to our favorite eatery. She ordered foods which we like much. While we were eating we talked about our activities when we were lovers before. We have refreshed our minds as to where our hangout place where we ate our lunch after class hours in the morning. We are a bit relieved from the routine household job. We are free to eat and we leave our eating utensils for the waiter to clean them out.

      Eating outside the house to a restaurant is just a diversion. To get rid of monotony of always eating meals inside the house. Foods of different preparation are displayed on the crystal food cabinet for the customers to select what they want to eat. We had selected our favorite veggies, fried fish, soup and a cup of rice and a juice. We went home feeling satisfied and happy.

    15. I avoid eating out because some restaurants are plain boring and some have poor quality food. I rare come across dirty place, but it happened few time in past. In my way, I like cook junk food at home so it is less disruptive. Another reason why I chose to cook food from restaurant home is because I can make much more with the same money. Restaurants and fast food serve pathetic quality but they are expensive. When in restaurant I have to chose from menu, many foods I shall not put together so I am coming home disgruntled and often hungry.

    16. I don’t like eating out. But sometimes it becomes unavoidable. Whenever I have a guest and I feel I can’t entertain him at home, I prefer to go eating out.It makes things easy for me and gives me a chance to come out of monotony.

    17. Define the problem that needs decision making consider all alternatives; consider all the possible consequences of each alternative; choose the action that you believe will have the best outcome; consider family and personal values, think about how the decision will affect you and other people; implemenr the decision.

      Religion, family, society, culture, government policy, environment, science and technology, climate, foreign influence, need and aspiration,the media, peers/friends, resources and values.

    18. When choosing a career; when choosing a life partner; choosing family size; when choosing a hobby; when choosing what to do; in terminating undesirable behaviors( stealing, telling lies, loitering keeping friends of the opposite sexes, truancy, smoking and other ills) we should realize rhat decision we take affexr us first, parents, partners, family members, neighbours, friends, and the values.

    19. Check your feeling values and goals. How will your decision influence or reflect them ask parents trusted adults, counselors, teachers experinced people with high esteem for advice; gather lots of information on the issue you want to decide on; Re- evaluate the procedure to you had taken; make decision for self; practise decision making. As you take communicate the outcome in action.it is the process of sharing information feelings and attitudes with one another. As you are reading this massage listing, exchanging glances you are communicating.

    20. Communication must have a speaker and a listiner. When you talk and nobody listen you are makin g noise. If you are talking to yourself as you move along the road, people will assume that you are mad. Most youths who smoke marijuana are found mad our streets. They talk to themselves because they have no listeners and most time when they talk, they talk meaninglessly and so do not attract listiners. Shall we say they communicating to who.

    21. Constant in take of this drugs give birth to addi tion. When one is addicted to drugs, it means inability to sustain self or controlbyour system without the drugs. Drug addiction is a circumatance where one becomes a slave to drugs. In other words the person will be controlled by drugs and he/she find it difficult to be independent of the drugs. The fact remains that these 80% of the youths( both male and female) arebinto drug addiction abuses it. Some take it for personal reason. The term drug addiction means a behavoioral pattern of compulsive drug use characterized by an overwhelming involvement with the procurement and use of drug and high tendancy of user to relapse to drug use after a period of severe drug dependence.

    22. My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness i dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.
      On christ the solid rock i stand all other ground is sinking sand.
      When darkness hides his lovely face i rest on his unchanging grace in every high and stormy gale my anchor hold within the vail.

      His oath his covenant his blood surpport me in the whelming flood when all round my soul gives way he then is all my hope and stay.

      When he shall come with trumpet sound clothed, oh may i then in him be found, clothed in his righteousness alone faultless to stand before the throne!

    23. If you see a blind man in the church please try and remove his stick from his hand. One blind man went to the church with his other people, as prayers were goi g on he fell under anointing and because he is blind, he see. As he fell under the anionting he saw one demon and as he used his stick fell on the pastor’s stomach and the pastor fainted and the church dismissed.

    24. The diversity of vegetable amongst all plant foods.they come in different colours shapes sizes flavours and even textures. Generally vegetable as a family name consists of any edible part of a plant including the leaf, sterm tuber root pulp berry and seed. They come in green yellow orange red white and purple colours usually vegetables are classified according to their botanical family and purple colours of the plant is usually eaten; root stalk or leaves.vegetables are rich in carotenoids. Vitamin C and are good sources of fiber and folate. They also provide varying amount of onlorophyll, iron and calcium and can be eaten raw.

    25. I find it healthy to eat out from any perspective, a family discovering a new favorite dish that they enjoy, a chef broadening their knowledge or even a regular old Joe like me working the 9-5 and looking for new dishes I would try out.

    26. yes. Eating out should be followed and preferred once or twice in a month It is always good to prefer home cooked food. We prepare food with utmost care taking every precaution against it being adulterated. But this is not the case when we prefer eating out.
      As it is rightly said people will be carried away by the taste of the food unmindful of the ambiance in which it has been served. This is not good at all. The ambiance is very important while eating out. The foodstuff may be a delicious one but if it is not served in hygienic conditions there is a possibility of getting affected with bacterial and infectious diseases. Sometimes it may lead to food poison also.
      One is getting food coupons free for a month does not mean one should go out and eat using the food coupons.
      It is the health that is important not the Coupons.

    27. There is a deposit inside of you crying for expression.
      The Bible says, God created man in his own image and likeness, Gen. 1:12. This implied that we are procreators with christ.
      We have the creativity of christ and his ability in us. The mind you now have is the same one that created the world we live in today. Potentially, you carry inside of you divine exlosives! To be a dull- head is an abuse of redemption. There is an untapped ability, strength, creativity, ideas, capable of putting crown on your head.

    28. The jar may not look beautiful and sophisticated! And of course made of clay very common material, but the treasure inside is priceless. It does not really matter, what your names are your background, height or size, the true you is right in your reservoir. You are just a container of dormant wealth, distinct to make you priceless and diademed.
      Potentials are fanned, heated and forced into action. It’s time to fan the embers of potentials, ideas, grace, abilities and possibilities that are lying waste within the treasures of your destiny. I beg to wake up the grace of in you it’s time to stir up the rich deposits in you to productivity execellenceyou are a costly personality, don’t allow your life to be messed up! You are created to be an envy of your generarion, don’t make yourself cheap and piteous.

    29. Friends, I creave your indulgence to yield to the great move of God i n our generation. Our generation is about to witness great invention with ideas and brain, very uncommon to our society.
      You are not programmed to partake of the darkness and gloominess that is fast covering the people of this earth. You are to be a solution to the word and the society around you, not problem. You alignment with God renews your mind, which guarantees possibilies in every endeavours of life.
      And be not conformed to this world; but be you transformed by the renewing of our mind.
      David also understand the previous fact, that a reprobate mind, is an unstirred mind, which cannot achieve any possibility.

    30. What other mind is credible as that of Christ that God gave to us to harbor the wisdom and the power of God.
      The mind is a gift from God, and every gift has to be put into use before you can see results. It is the active utilization of gifts that make them productive.
      Your mind has the potential to command attention, but u until you sound it, like the bell it cannot make you an attraction on the earth.
      Friend, the wonders of God are lying idle in your depth, launch out and cause them to come forth. They have been waiting for you, God has been waiting too.stir it to action.

    31. Being passionate about your work implied that you love early in the morning and find it difficult to leave late in the day, then you are working.
      Note, a preacher who has intense love for humanity, observed the long hours that he devotes to the practise of his calling. These long hours are not tiring, but on the contrary they are refreshing, vitalizing and stimulating. This is the way all walk should be.
      You must develop interest and love for the work you do, otherwise, you are wasting. Routine work is tiring and unproductive. It is better to be a happy farther than to be unhappy politian. Happiness, love should be the deciding factors not the pay.

    32. When you pray in the spirit, illumination comes into your mind because your spirit which is doing the praying, communicates with the spirit and searches deep into the subject or the given challanges at the moment and deeper revelation are given. To build up your faith an edify your spirit into serious actions of battle and unquenchable zeal and passion on a given assignment; learn to pray! And pray in the spirit.

    33. Ya i fully agree with you.

    34. We are eating too much of the wrong thing,
      And not enough of the right thing.

    35. Some people like eating too much anything they see, they swallowed it, some people eat, eat, until they very fat and some still not consider that over fat is problem, i don,t like to eat any how, nor but things as other do, but am alway concern about my health, because to be healthy matters to me a lot, to prevent some sickiness you need to becareful about all that inters stomach eat well and stay healthy avoid some Setting things you eat daily.

    36. Eating out is the best option when meeting with friends and all of you are coming from day’s work. It’s hassle-free as no one will be required to cook at home and no dishes to wash too.

    37. The increasing change of lifestyle to suit the current trend when it comes to work and demands on ones work leading to many sacrificial time to take care of things personally like cooking and enjoying with friends or family hence resorting to eating out to reduce stress for better relaxation.

    38. Personally, I want to eat outside because honestly I am lazy on cooking .. I just want to home and then sleep .. no more cooking . hehe ..

      Second, I don’t know how to cook very well .. It taste bad.

    39. I grew up in the Country so Home cooked meals from scratch is still a big deal with my family.
      We never really went out to eat unless it was for a special occasion , or Church outings.
      Nowadays you can’t even trust restaurants with all the health violations.
      When I was kid yes my mother would stop and get us Happy Meals but not very often.
      So I prefer Home cooked meals .

      When you go into an all Buffet restaurant how clean do you really think it is .

      A friend of mine said he will not eat at such an establishment like Golden Corral or Ryan’s.
      I asked why and his response stunned me .

      ” I will never eat at a buffet cause everyone touched the same utensils. And you don’t know if they washed their hands or what they got “.

      People coughing , sneezing , picking thier nose ect .
      Then you got kids putting things in thier mouth and placing it back on the bar .
      People use the restrooms and not wash. They could of had poo on thier hands and touch on all the plates and utensils just to find a good plate or whatever it could be .
      So that’s why I prefer to cook my own food .
      Not saying I never eat out but if I do I have to see you prepare it .

    40. Let’s see for the next few months would I rather eat my cooking or the large variety of others, Both sorry I can’t decide. Many eat out because it’s time consuming, less preparation, and tastes better. Pricey do to large demand, competition, economic standards.(smile)

    41. As much debated issue these days is whether eat at home or restaurants. In our daily live, we have been eating three meals per day. Some people prefer eating at restaurants rather than eating at home, while other opposite that. For my part, I agree with those who state eat at food stands or restaurants for many reasons such as that would safe the time, it is delicious, and we do not have to clean after finishing the meal.
      Some people in favor of that eat at the restaurants for many aspects. Frist of all, if they eat at restaurants, that will safe their time especially for people who do not have free time to prepare their meals. For instance, since I was in the university, I had not been having enough time to prepare my lunch. In that time, I always went to restaurant for ate my lunch. Second, it is good for people who do not know how can they cook to eat at restaurant. Third, after they eat at restaurant, they will not clean the dishes or kitchen, that would be great for lazy people.
      On the other hand, eating at restaurant going to waste their money. For example, my friend always eats at restaurant, she spend 500 hundred each month. Thus, she borrow money for her friend, or sometimes, she get a job to cover her expenses. Furthermore, restaurants usually add some chemical substances to make their food more testy and delicious. As a result, that affected on our bodies and healthy, may cause serious disease such as cancers and tumors.
      In conclusion, eating at restaurants has advantage for people who do not have free time to prepare the meal. Moreover, for people how do not have any idea about preparing the food. However, eating at restaurant may waste your money and cause health problem. I prefer to eat at restaurant how ever the cons is.

    42. In terms of practicality and of being economical , cooking foods at home is the choice.
      However, when there is just two of you, like the newly weds and both are working and going home alread tired, it is advisable that they just eat at restaurants that offers healthy foods . Though, be ready to have a larger budget because restuarants offering healthy foods can be expensive.
      However there are fastfoods that offer cheaper yet “unhealthy”foods because they are mostly deep fried.
      But having to spend a bit more for “healthy foods” can be chosen because in the long run ,we will be rested after eating and be healthy too. And that is again, if there is only the two of youwho will eat.
      But if you have a big family already, eating out is practical only occasionaly.

    43. One may have different one’s own reasons for preferring dining out. But, in general, most of the people like to dine out, to take some temporary relief from routine kitchen work, it gives a new taste, it relaxes ever one the family it gives an opportunity to learn from the ambiance and new look, it gives a chance to try their new outfits and make-up kit,a good tems to be social, a good place for conversation, saves lot of time as otherwise would not be possible after a hard work in the office.

      I generally prefer eating out along with my family once in a week. Children dress up nicely and they start experient with all their new dresses and use their make-up kit as generously as possible. My son will be busy in keeping the vehicle in conditon. He washes, checks the defects, checks up the petrol level, air in the tyres etc., and will be pressurising his mother to get ready as early as possible. After everything is over he sits with his sister and they discuss the things to be ordered in the restaurant. They discussion and afterwards the debate starts with their parents as to what to eat and what to order
      After the restaurant work is over they get clarification whey to have any ice-cream or not. If it is there, where to prefer it. In the restaurant itself or to go any specific restaurant. Everything will be very funny to watch. I foreget myself. My only duty will be to see whether the wallet is sufficiently heavy or not.
      This is a great experience to enjoy with children.

    44. I’ve always preferred homecooked meals. Though I enjoy dining out once in a while by my lonesome or with friends and family. It’s good to try other dishes, too, that you didn’t cook. :o)

    45. Growing up, my Dad had a theory that my sister and I had to know how to eat in posh restaurants in case we were ever taken there by a man courting us. I rather enjoyed the learning experience and have always loved eating out. However, I am truly shocked by the number of times I now come away disappointed by what I have been served. The best place near me is great because they serve food from all sorts of different countries buffet style and my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

      Actually, I am just thinking of going for tea to the local pub and having a steak sandwich, but that is more for the company than the food.

    46. Other reasons why some prefer to eat outside rather than eating in their own house are the following;
      1. Anniversaries/Celebrations
      Any kind of celebration offers an excellent reason for a meal out. This way, the whole eating out experience turns into an integral part of the occasion and one which is likely to remain in the memories of everyone who was present.

      2. Can’t cook, refuse to cook
      Eating out allows those in charge of meals at home to take a break from the monotony of chopping, preparing, cooking, serving and possibly clearing up afterwards, too. Eating out allows them the luxury of being waited on while others do all the hard work. Such experiences sometimes may even re-ignite a new passion for cooking, with inspiration to try out new dishes at home.

      3. All sorts of meetings
      When meeting someone for the first time, regardless it’s a date, a business lunch or just getting together with a group of friends, going out to eat can provide an excellent environment for getting to know your companions – whether romantically or to seal a business deal.

      4. Eating new foods
      Those who live in larger towns or cities are often fortunate enough to have restaurants catering for cuisines from around the world. This gives people the opportunity to try food from other countries which they may otherwise never have had the chance to do.

      5. Traveling
      People who are traveling for business or other reasons may be staying in a hotel with no cooking facilities. So, if they would like to dine, and don’t desire for a takeaway, then they will have to eat out.

      6. Entertaining guests
      There are people for whom the thought of entertaining friends or certain guests at home is a complete nightmare, especially if their cooking skills don’t extend much beyond burning toast. This means that taking friends out to a restaurant gives them the opportunity to relax in a pleasant atmosphere where they can enjoy chatting between themselves without having to stress about the boiling pots and the food that isn’t looking as well as it should.

      7. Pleasant company
      Sometimes people who live on their own can become lonely and would like to go out to grab a bite to eat only for the sake of being in the company of other people even though they’re not directly sitting at a table with others.

      8. Restaurant openings
      The opening of a new restaurant is usually a favorable reason to dine out, particularly if a first night discount is on offer.

    47. It is too expensive to dine out where I live. The prices have soared.

      But,going to a restaurant for a meal that I haven’t prepared is wonderful.

      If I could afford it, I would dine out at least twice a week to take a break from cooking all the time.

    48. I love eating out. It makes me feel special and I seem to enjoy the meal more. The whole process of cooking at home bores me and I feel I can never make the fancy stuff or the really tasty recipes. I love to go to different restaurants or fast food places and try out different types of food.

    49. Lack of time, boredom and stressful lives have made people eat out more. However, it is not good for health as many people suffer from acidity and hyper-acidity, heartburn, and other health problems.
      It is sometimes better to avoid eating outside, and cook and eat at home.

    50. I enjoy eating out. I don’t cook anymore and I think anyone’s cooking gets boring after awhile. Nice reason to go out too.

    51. I don’t like eating out, it’s always costly and the food is always small.
      I like eating at home, the food is more delicious and healthy, cheap and the best part of it is. . . .i get to eat to my fill, no prying eyes and all those shits.

    52. I prefer home cooking. Since I retired and am a full time stay at home housewife, I have more time to prepare meals. I enjoy cooking for my husband and grandchildren who are living with us. Eating out for us is more of a treat and not because of expediency. However I try to avoid eating in fast food establishment.

    53. I was eating out in hotels and tiffin centers for more than 15 years while going to work. The reason was I did not like carrying a lunchbox convenient. Earlier the price, the quality and the amount served was filling. But now everything has reduced in size and the price has increased so have the taxes. The quality has also deteriorated so I do not know what health issues I may be buying and eating when I eat out.

      Hence now I have food only in my house. The good thing is I am assured about the quality. The ingredients are all homemade which is good for the health and if one feels hungry one can eat more food at a lesser price. If one does not feel like cooking. We buy bread and plantains and have the same with milk for that day. So we also get our day’s rest from cooking. So for me eating out is out.

    54. I hardly eat out. I love to cook, so I eat what I cook. I eat out occasionally when it’s necessary. My lunch box is always with me daily, I prepare food for everyone at home, so there’s hardly any need to dine out. Besides eating out is unnecessarily expensive, so I save more by cooking my mails. Thanks to google, I can almost prepare any meal I want provided the ingredients are available. The quality is preserved when you prepare your meals yourself. Dining out should only be for occasions.

    55. I also love to eat on fast food chains. I also want to know how to cook some day to lessen cost and so that I could have a wonderful time with my family but for now, I could only rely to the convenience on eating out due to the lack of time to learn how to cook(which seems not an easy thing).

    56. It is normally said that anything new is attractive, In the case of food it can be good or bad depending on the way one’s taste is made.

      For example peo like garlic will be happy with the food containing garlic. Others like me who have not been trained to eat garlic we do not like it..

      However ambience also matters our liking food. Some restaurants are nicely decorated and ambience is nice. Then we like it. good day. Variety is needed

    57. Eating out is indeed costly but there are places that serve cheap foods. In Malaysia, there are restaurants called the mamak restaurants. These restaurants do really serve cheap foods but of course it is not exactly healthy.

    58. I personally think eating out is an Amazing way of socializing and a good way to change scenery which is good for you to keep you spontaneous and moving…Yes there is nothing better than having a home cooked meal but going out for a eat out like 1 or 2 times a month is not bad for you at all if you can afford it go for it ……

    59. Nice topic to read. If we cannot cook or don’t have the time to cook, why not eating out? But for me, I usually cook as long as I have the time to cook. However, eating out is so much fun with close friends.

    60. Eating out is only for people without wits… A lady who eats out in africa is considered a disgrace

    61. I prefer to eat at home too. We tend to eat unhealthy foods if we eat out. Lately, though, I must confess we have been buying more convenience foods such as deli salads. I try to balance that by making sure we eat fresh fruits and whole grains as much as possible. But I still feel a little guilty!

    62. Eating out could be fun as long as you do it with your friends or family and do not break the bank as well. Well you obviously wouldn’t wanna rob a bank so you could eat out with your folks (just kidding). But even then nothing beats the homecook meals. They are there for eternity, as long as humans remain social animals, gathered around their families and kins. They (meals, I mean) have the very goodness of what one may never find even in the best restaurant of the world where the best of the chefs work. That goodness is love. That’s all. Finish and stop.

    63. It sadens me the lack of nutritional education many people here have.

      You can eat nothing but Mcdonalds and be healthy and lose weight. Doesn’t mean it is the best way but it can be done and was done by a biology teacher in the USA for 6 months losing 56lbs.

    64. I do not have the time to prepare or cook due to busy, hectic schedule. I microwave packaged food or TV Dinners and take out or eat in restaurants.

    65. I do agree that people like me go out simply because of the thrill of trying something new. Before I’ve only been eating at home but now, I’d even eat 2 beef burgers at a good chain. I hope my boyfriend and I could hunt for a good place again to rediscover other menus.


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