Texans Eat Out More Than Anyone. No Wonder We're So Fat.

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Alice Laussade
Meanwhile, back at the house, those leftovers in the fridge go bad.
Texans eat more than 3.5 meals a week in restaurants, according to Zagat. That's more than the diners in any other state in this great, fat union of ours. Houston leads the way, eating a full four meals a week out, with Austin and Dallas following close behind at 3.8 and 3.6 respectively. The national average is 3.1 meals out per week, 2.7 of which are no doubt ordered by value-meal number. That's down from 3.3 pre-recession. As you can tell, we're really cutting back.

The data is part of Zagat's annual America's Top Restaurants Survey, which you can buy for $16 and peruse whenever you dig through your pantry and dismiss several eat-at-home options in favor something a little more, you know, fried.

By the way, in case you think I'm judging: I left my homemade lunch in the work fridge the other day and went through the drive-through at Jack in the Box instead. Then decided I couldn't face walking into work with a Jack in the Box bag, so I ate it in the Jack in the Box parking lot, balancing a tub of ranch dressing (for the curly fries) on my gear shift console. I did this while listening to sports-talk radio and fantasizing about what I would say if I called in to talk about Tony Romo. And I justified this culinary adventure by telling myself I had earned it by successfully disputing a parking ticket that I had received, quite deservedly, while eating out on a Tuesday night.

So, really, I'm not judging. I'm just saying.


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9 comments
NewsDog
NewsDog

Welcome to Dallas Joe,Where the economy is good and the living is large.

Oh, say hi Pete for me the next time you talk/e-mail.  

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Texans are fat because:

-People around here don't believe in hiking or outdoor activities (shopping is not good exercise)-People eat nasty country crap like chicken fried steak, and other dishes with lard, fat and assorted gravies....bleccckt!-There is a Macdonald's or Jack in the Box every 10 feet.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

mr mjd pulled it out for me.  Moving on up...to the east side

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

I went without cooking at home for about 2 months.  The first month was good, but after a while, eating out gets boring and can be expensive depending on which type of restaurant you go to.  The selection gets smaller once you try all of the places you've been meaning to try out. Only got the gas turned back on 'cause it's getting chilly but it's real nice to be able to cook my "hamburger helper" again.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

so which sports radio stationis on your radio dial?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Ease up on the CFS hatred Kergs, everything in moderation right?  Quite sure theres plenty of fattys in NE too..Hell, y'alls baseball team is full of em....POW!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Congratulations Merkin. You dodged the bullet last night by 1.5 points and now my season is over. Time for a fire sale.

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