Last Updated on December 21, 2017 by Jen Kristensen
Opting to eat out has something to do more than merely trying to escape the burden of cooking and cleaning up. For some, it is the best choice for their current stage in life.
Here are some of the benefits of dining out.
1. A Moment’s Notice
Home cooking needs a lot of preparation. You have to know exactly what you want to eat at the start of the day so you can prepare for the ingredients and search for the recipe.
This won’t work for everybody. Some people want to decide on what they’ll eat five minutes before mealtime.
If you are such a fellow then you should be out driving and scouting the area for restaurants so that when a particular restaurant looks
interesting, you can simply make a hard right and park in front of it.
You cook, eat and wash dishes. Convenience means, removing the first and last action words in the previous sentence and attend to the remaining action word; “eat”.
Eating out may cost a little more but, it saves you time and energy. It would be different if you are in a family setting where the chores of “eating in” are all part of being a homemaker. But, if you are single and alone, it’s more practical to eat out.
3. To be with Other People
It’s not easy being alone. The loneliest moment in living alone is when you are having a meal.
It is very easy to find company in a restaurant. Sitting at the bar will already resolve the issue of being alone.
Being a regular in a restaurant will provide you with a sense of belongingness. If you don’t have a family yet then, at least, have a group that can feel like family. You can establish friendly relationships with the restaurants’ crew and the other regular customers. Together, you can have a semblance of a family during meal time.
4. To be Served
If you have been working all day long, serving customers and attending to their needs then, you deserve to be on the other side of the commercial equation. Before the day ends, you can be the customer for a change and have others serving your needs.
You must be already tired from working all day. You may not have any energy left to cook and wash utensils. Allow other people to earn their salaries. Allow yourself to be served and pampered.
5. Save time
If you have a very fast and busy lifestyle, home cooking will never work for you because you constantly have to be on the go. Breakfast will have to be somewhere close to your office and dinner has to be close to home.
Busy people get through the day through proper delegation. You can consider dining out as delegating your work to other people. You assign the cooking and cleaning after to those who are professionals in those services so you can stay focused on your expertise.
6. More Food Choices
Restaurants can offer you something more than what you can possibly have in your home mainly because they have a bigger refrigerator and a more knowledgeable cook.
You can go Chinese, Japanese, Italian, American or what have you. Most urbanized areas have these food selections conveniently placed beside each other so you can simply park and take a stroll leading you to whatever you may fancy.
7. Charge to Representation
If you are a sales executive, eating in restaurants is one way of getting free meals. Sales managers have a fat budget for representation because it is part of their job to treat clients out. If you can meet your quotas without touching that budget then you can use the budget to treat and reward yourself. But, always order for two, so you can say you were with a client. You can have the other set of orders for taking out
8. Complete Meal
If you are craving for a complete meal composed of appetizers, salads, soup, main dish, desserts, and coffee, dining out will be less tedious. Can you imagine preparing all these for yourself at home? You may end up calling it quits after salad preparation.
9. Try Something New
You can’t help but have the same thing over and over again when you dine at home. You will always have something left over for the following days when you are only cooking for yourself.
If you want something new every time, you need to be out checking on the new and old restaurants that you haven’t been in to.
10. On the Hunt
All this time we are talking about eating alone. If you want to remedy that situation then that’s one more reason to eat out. Most of the people who eat alone in restaurants are single and most of them don’t stay single for long.
Eating out should be a combination of exploring new places and revisiting tries and true ones. If you had a good day in the office and you can spare more patience for possible disappointments and irritations then, you can try a new place out.