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   Although you might think that the members of the Millennial Generation are soft and weak, you should know that due to the recession they've adapted to only eating out once a week

08 Nov 2012 09:11 AM   |   6000 clicks   |   AZCentral
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Gunny Highway     
My generation is the greatest for I have nostalgia on my side.

08 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
BizarreMan    [TotalFark]  
That's okay. They should still be used to eating Ramen.

08 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
Propain_az     
President Obama will get this economy going, and then they will be able to afford to eat out whenever and where ever they like.

08 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
whatsYOURname     
Harry Balzer LOL

08 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
sodomizer     
Once they start eating each other, we'll know they're really frugal.

08 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
soakitincider     
obama will further plummet our economy into a sinkhole.

08 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
Carth     
If you know how to cook eating out gets really boring unless you're going to very high end restaurants. Too many places just reheat food or try and charge $20 for a plate of pasta and shrimp.

08 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
Burr     

Propain_az: President Obama will get this economy going, and then they will be able to afford to eat out whenever and where ever they like.


Only at government approved restaurants though. Can't have them eating unhealthy food.

08 Nov 2012 09:16 AM
kittyhas1000legs     

Carth: If you know how to cook eating out gets really boring unless you're going very high to restaurants.


FTFY

08 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
Resident Muslim     
Somewhat poor people can only afford to eat out once a week.

REALLY poor people can only afford to eat out seven times a week.

/somewhat serious
//McNutrition

08 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
lucksi     
Quick, up the tip minimum to 25% then. That'll fix it

08 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
lilplatinum     

Carth: If you know how to cook eating out gets really boring unless you're going to very high end restaurants. Too many places just reheat food or try and charge $20 for a plate of pasta and shrimp.


There are restaurants between Olive Garden and Per Se....

/well if you don't live in flyover country.

08 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
Feral_and_Preposterous     
Pretty good for a bunch of people that have been dead for almost 1,000 years.

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
InfrasonicTom     
Why then is the line at the Chipotle near my house always 40 people deep?

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
Carth     

lucksi: Quick, up the tip minimum to 25% then. That'll fix it


The only real solution is for business owners to not pay the waitstaff anything and make their compensation solely tip based

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  
"This is a shift of biblical proportions for the restaurant industry"

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Hey guys, is that a Chili's over there?

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
skycruiser-x     
Once a week LESS, not once a week. Still eating out ~4x per week vs. 5x per week 5 years ago.

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
topcon     
34 year olds are Gen-Xers, not "millennials."

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
kab     
How does 202 times per year = 1x per week, subby?

I'd also be curious as to what they consider 'dining out'. Is fast food included?

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
olapbill     
who's they? what the hell is an Aluminum Generation?

08 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
kab     

soakitincider: consumers will further plummet our economy into a sinkhole.


There, that's better.

08 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
Leeds     
Eatin' ain't cheatin'

08 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
TheVeryDeadIanMartin     
I'm pretty sure that's a euphemism.

08 Nov 2012 09:23 AM
Public Savant     
The millenial generation is too young to perform cunnilingus just yet.

/DNRTFA

08 Nov 2012 09:23 AM
Burr     

lilplatinum: /well if you don't live in flyover country.


I'm sure in NYC you can find a place that offers real Amish cooking...

Best breakfast I ever had was at an Amish house where they converted their basement into a restaurant.

/I live where the food is

08 Nov 2012 09:23 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     

olapbill: who's they? what the hell is an Aluminum Generation?


I think that's the spaceship from "Star Wars."

08 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
DubyaHater     
Link 
/Enjoying the epic butthurt in Freeperland

08 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
enderthexenocide     
i love websites that have a big pop-up that states "you must have javascript enabled to view this site." meanwhile, right behind the pop-up, i can see the site clear as day. so i obviously don't need javascript enabled, since i can see the site just fine, they just want me to turn it on for some other reason.

08 Nov 2012 09:25 AM
oukewldave     
People eat out 202 times a year! That's crazy. I'm guessing people either never go out like me and people in Houston who eat out for every meal to get this average.

08 Nov 2012 09:25 AM
Fark_Guy_Rob     
Umm - subby: Millennials will eat out 202 times annually this year

52 weeks per year.
That's nearly *four times* per week.

Looking at how fat everyone else, I'm okay with this.

08 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  

oukewldave: People eat out 202 times a year! That's crazy. I'm guessing people either never go out like me and people in Houston who eat out for every meal to get this average.


Do you make your lunch every day for work or do you buy some food and eat it?

08 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
corridor     
I'm gen-X and I only eat out about twice a month.

/wife is an excellent cook
//I sound am fat

08 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
LandOfChocolate     

Carth: If you know how to cook eating out gets really boring unless you're going to very high end restaurants. Too many places just reheat food or try and charge $20 for a plate of pasta and shrimp.


Food isn't the only reason people go out to eat.

08 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
Fark_Guy_Rob     
Oddly enough - I'm poor - so I'm getting a big kick out of this.

Last time I ate out was at a Papa John's in early September.

// Sucks to be me.

08 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
ideamaster     
The other 20 times, they are raiding the fridge of their parents or friends.

08 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
MycroftHolmes     

oukewldave: People eat out 202 times a year! That's crazy. I'm guessing people either never go out like me and people in Houston who eat out for every meal to get this average.


The other thing to consider is that there are more than 1 meal a day. This stat probably also counts the people who grab a egg mcmuffin at the drive through or a quick chick-fil-a sammy for lunch.

If you figure the average person eats 2.5 meals a day, 202 is only one fifth of their meals. So the stat is not that crazy as it sounds

08 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
doczoidberg     
I can't seem to stay away from the Old Country Buffet lately.

I really don't know why. Been going there for lunch, like, every day.

Does that count as fine dining?

08 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
d23    [TotalFark]  
their sex lives are boring

08 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
Mad-n-FL     

corridor: I'm gen-X and I only eat out about twice a month.

/wife is an excellent cook
//I sound am fat



So, eat her out, and skip lunch?

08 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
darth_badger     
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It's a buffet!

08 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
Joe Blowme     

Propain_az: President Obama will get this economy going, and then they will be able to afford to eat out whenever and where ever they like.


HAHHAHAHAA... maybe the restaurants will start taking food stamps

08 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
Nurglitch     

Carth: If you know how to cook eating out gets really boring unless you're going to very high end restaurants. Too many places just reheat food or try and charge $20 for a plate of pasta and shrimp.


This. I hate going somewhere and eating food when the combined cost in time, gas, and money means I could have made something better at home for less.

08 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
Tommy Moo     
"Millennials will eat out 202 times annually this year vs. 252 times a year for their age group back in 2007."

What? Is this serious? Are they counting swinging by Dunkin Donuts for a coffee on the way to work? I seriously sit down in a restaurant and order something to eat maybe twice a month. Who eats a full, sit-down meal almost every day? I don't even know rich people who do that.

08 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
oukewldave     

redmid17: oukewldave: People eat out 202 times a year! That's crazy. I'm guessing people either never go out like me and people in Houston who eat out for every meal to get this average.

Do you make your lunch every day for work or do you buy some food and eat it?


I don't eat much at work. I bring fruit and sometimes some carrots and I'll occasionally get some pretzels from the vending machine. I doubt vending machine counts as eating out. I would say I eat out about 45-50 times a year when I add up the 3-5 times at a restaurant and the occasional Subway/Burger King/Wendys/Pizza.

08 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Tommy Moo     

doczoidberg: I can't seem to stay away from the Old Country Buffet lately.

I really don't know why. Been going there for lunch, like, every day.

Does that count as fine dining?


When I was a kid, there was this video game for the Sega Genesis called Final Fight. You'd walk down the street beating people up, and every once in a while you'd punch a trash can and a roast chicken would fall out and restore your health.

Yeah... That's pretty much what the Old Country Buffet is like.

08 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
IAmRight     

MycroftHolmes: If you figure the average person eats 2.5 meals a day, 202 is only one fifth of their meals. So the stat is not that crazy as it sounds


Especially when you consider a lot of people eat at a restaurant at lunch when they're working.

08 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
trippdogg     
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/oblig

08 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
thatboyoverthere     

Joe Blowme: Propain_az: President Obama will get this economy going, and then they will be able to afford to eat out whenever and where ever they like.

HAHHAHAHAA... maybe the restaurants will start taking food stamps


Now I'm wondering what would happen if cheap buffets did take food stamps. I can see them loading up for the day or so with one meal.
/Man I would not want to be poor.

08 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  

Joe Blowme: Propain_az: President Obama will get this economy going, and then they will be able to afford to eat out whenever and where ever they like.

HAHHAHAHAA... maybe the restaurants will start taking food stamps


Some fast food joints do.

08 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
hlehmann     
Including the times when I go out for lunch at work, I eat out about 50-60 times a year. Even then it's usually only because the family has snarfed all the leftovers from the fridge by the time I'm getting ready to leave for work.

/I'm the cook in the family, and enjoy doing it.

08 Nov 2012 09:48 AM
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