How to save money while eating out with your kids

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This article is sponsored by Luby's Fuddruckers Restaurants.

Going out to a restaurant can be challenging enough: dealing with reservations, waiting for a table, not to mention, if you have children, the process can seem quite daunting.

Will the menu have enough offerings? Will there be high chairs? Can you manage to take the entire family out for dinner without breaking the bank?

Here are some tips:

Go out to eat at an appropriate time.

Heading out at peak dinner hour might not be your best option. Go early! Some restaurants offer early bird specials, or maybe you can order an array of dishes off the happy hour menu if your place of choice offers one.

Don't get too fancy.

If you want your kids to eat the food in front of them, shoot for home-style comfort food.

At Luby's, for example, since 1947, they've been serving good, fresh food in a place that feels like home. The restaurant offers all the kids' -- and adults'! -- favorites with produce from local Texas farms.

Whether you're into fried chicken, chopped steak, fried fish, cheese enchiladas or cheesecake, there's something on the menu for everyone. And if that sounds heavy, just know that Luby's offers fresh vegetables, fruits and salads, prepared daily.

Look for a deal.

At participating Luby's restaurants, kids can eat free on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to closing.

Meals for children include an entree, two sides, bread, a drink and Jello.

For more information, visit or call 210-924-7211.



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