I went to Burger King with 3 other home schooling families after SAT testing on Wednesday. I only had my 3 youngest and splurged and bought a Whopper Jr meal king size and the 8 piece nugget meal, also king size, plus an extra cheeseburger. We shared the fries and onion rings and drinks with more left over than we could eat. I spent a little over $11.00. For me, this was a splurge because normally I would have bought 4 hamburgers or nuggets off the $1.00 menu, plus two fries to share and 4 waters for about $6.00.
After I ordered and had my total, I started noticing what the other families were spending. One had three children and spent $22.00. She only had two meals also but did not super size them, then she ordered two sandwiches and fries. I had more food than her and spent half the money. I was sitting next to the receipt of one of the other families, and with two kids they spent $18.00. I didn't see what the other family spent but her two children had meals so I know it was more than I spent.
I don't think people even consider that you can have more food at a cheaper price. They think each person has to have a meal. When grandparents or my husband buys each of our kids a meal we end up throwing away fries and parts of sandwiches or nuggets. I always feel like it is better to start with halving all the food, and if someone is still hungry either get something at home or go back and order another nugget or fry. I can't stand to throw it away.