Kids Are Expensive
After you have kids, the list of restaurants you frequent changes drastically. Visits to elegant bistros and pricey wine bars morph into frenzied trips to pizza joints, steaming buffet lines and other places with plastic tablecloths, disposable salt shakers and extra napkins right there at the table.
As parents of young children, we have never eaten so much McDonald’s before in our lives.
And if the decline in elegance and service isn’t enough, parents are expected to plunk down five bucks and up for kids’ meals that invariably don’t get eaten. And though it’s been proven that chicken nuggets in a Styrofoam box can last a pretty long time in the fridge, it still feels like a waste of money.
But Greensboro is nothing if not a kid-friendly town, and because pretty much all of us seem to be towing around two or three of the little yard apes wherever we go, many area restaurants run a ‘kids eat free’ special on one or two nights of the week. While there is no definitive guide to these promotions, and venues and rules change sometimes overnight, we have attempted to compile a list, albeit a partial one, of the places where your kids can eat for nothing or so close to nothing that your wallet won’t even notice the difference.
And with the money you’ve saved over a few weeks, you can hire a babysitter and go out for a more adult respite.