Saturday I went to Applebees to give their $6.99 Lunch Deal a try and found out it was a Monday thru Friday offer, so I went back today – a Monday. With drink and tax, the Applebees lunch deal was over $10 before adding a tip. This brings the cost of a lunch at Applebees down compared to other menu choices, but you pay extra as compared to fast food. With a typical 20% tip you’d be just under $13 which isn’t bad for Applebees, plus you know you get a healthier meal than a fast food restaurant.
A quick post! Because I wanted to compare Applebees $6.99 lunches to what I normally eat I stopped in today and had lunch there. But, as it turns out the $6.99 lunch special is only available Mon-Fri until 4pm. Well today is Saturday!
I tried to come close and failed pretty miserably coming in at about $16.00 + tip because I wanted a salad. I got their Green Goddess Wedge minus pecans and the American BLT, and ate very few french fries.
I started blogging about food because, to be honest, I get tired of deciding what and where to eat sometimes. I should probably do some good research into healthy eating, like reading this article on the CDC website about dieting VS your diet. But for today’s lunch I hopped in the SUV and gave a couple of moments of quick thought as to what I’d like to eat. Almost out of decent ideas, I remembered Mount Pleasant’s Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream & Sandwich Cafe.
If you are in Mount Pleasant, SC where I do most of my work and you have a hankering for a hot dog and taste is your guiding light, then you should give Seppy’s Hotdogs a visit. As far as hot dogs in Mt Pleasant, Seppy’s was right up there at the top.
Seppy’s menu has 17 hot dogs to tantalize your mouth, 13 of which you just aren’t going to get at your local gas station and one more that you can get at a gas station, but is better at Seppy’s. If you are looking for photos Continue reading “Looking for a Hot Dog?”
Okay, so a Subway Melt isn’t any great money-saver, nor is it the healthiest sandwich that Subway offers and considering calories & carbs its about on-par with a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese. However, you won’t get the nutritional value from the McD’s burger, and the Subway Melt is much tastier, larger and hence more filling.
So here was my meal today at Subway with all the fixins etc and its one I’d recommend if you like deli sandwiches in general and it fits your dietary needs:
6″ Parmesan Oregano Bread
Turkey, Ham, Crispy Bacon (double meat)
Provolone Cheese (double cheese)
All of the above, TOASTED
Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Lettuce, light Red Onions, light Banana Peppers
Mayo, light Deli Brown Mustard
Coke Zero (20 oz bottle)
2 Chocolate Chips (best Choc. Chips around!)
It was a very filling lunch and I’m sure (not scientifically) that it was healthier than a lunch at a typical fast-food place like McD’s or Wendys and I was thoroughly full!