A family of four needs only $25 to eat their first meal at the local diner, but many diners in the city of Chicago have begun asking for a discount.
As the holidays approach, Chicagoans are finding new ways to eat out with their families, as well as offering free meals for some diners.ABC News has a roundup of some of the new tips, tips from around the country, and other tips for dining out in Chicago.1.
Order a bowl of soup or salad to save $5.
The Chicago Tribune reported that a group of people recently walked into a Chicago restaurant and ordered a bowl and a bowl for $5, which they were given back in cash.
It was the first time that such a request had been made in Chicago, but the tip has now been shared widely on social media.2.
Buy one large salad to get $1 off.
If you want to save some money on a meal, there’s a way to do that.
The Chicago Tribune has a tip on how to buy a large salad.3.
Save $10 with a dinner at a restaurant.
Some restaurants are offering up to $10 off a dinner if you sign up for a 30-minute appointment with the front desk.
This is not a big deal, but if you have to wait more than 15 minutes, you might want to get a friend or relative over.4.
Don’t skip your first meal.
You can get a free meal by signing up for the first meal and signing in for a minimum of 20 minutes.5.
Save your money for a dinner with friends.
Chicago has a restaurant that is giving away free meals to friends.
Some restaurants offer up to 50% off a meal.6.
Use your credit card to save money at a store.
Another tip from the Chicago Tribune:If you have $100 in your checking account, just buy two of those cards and save the rest.7.
Use a credit card for a free lunch.
The tip has been shared on Twitter by a couple of Chicagoans.8.
Get a free bottle of wine at a Chicago pub.
The tip has since been shared by more than 20 people.9.
Use the money saved on a pizza to buy groceries.
The restaurant that shared the tip is a restaurant called the Green Door.
It has offered free meals since March.10.
Make a donation to the Chicago Children’s Hospital.
The restaurant has offered up to 25% off the cost of a meal at its restaurants.