Thursday, August 2, 2012

Out to Eat with Kids Provides Healthy & Economical Dining {$50 Applebee's Gift Card Giveaway}


As much as I attempt and enjoy cooking homemade meals for my family, there are plenty of days when we need a break from the kitchen. Whether it has been a long week, we have already eaten all of our typical favorites, or the day has just been too busy to stop for a breath, sometimes packing the kids in the car and heading to a restaurant is a welcome respite for all of us.

However, as all parents know, just selecting a restaurant can be a challenge, as it needs to combine the right food, atmosphere and service to ensure that the experience ends up positive... and not one of those times that we all dread.

At the same time, no one wants to spend an arm and a leg on a single meal, so along with picking a location, we often find ourselves researching for deals, specials and coupons before leaving so we know that the trip won't end up too expensive.

Fortunately, the process of going out to eat has been made much more convenient thanks to the introduction of Out to Eat with Kids.

Out to Eat with Kids

OutToEatWithKids.com is an online database featuring local restaurants with economical and healthy kids' meals. By connecting you with 15,000 restaurants nationwide (and constantly being updated with new deals), it only takes a click or two before you've found the locations in your area that offer stand alone kid specials.

I appreciate that Out to Eat with Kids makes it so easy to find information, as we all know that when you're planning where to eat, there is no time to waste with hungry kids around. Instead of spending time doing search after search, just visit OutToEatWithKids.com and enter in your zip code and the day of the week to find a selection of FREE or reduced-price kids' meals at local restaurants.

kids eat free

As an added bonus to saving money, Out to Eat with Kids also works with the National Restaurant Association to promote healthy children's menu options that meet nutritional standards set through the Kids LiveWell program. Simply look for the Kids LiveWell logo to see menu items that meet these nutritional standards at qualifying restaurants.

Kids LiveWell logo

As eating out with kids can be a stressful experience, Out to Eat with Kids is a great resource to make life easier. Connect with kid-friendly restaurants, discover free promotions or discounted prices on kids' meals, find information about restaurants with healthy and balanced kids' meals... you can even access the Out to Eat with Kids free mobile app located in the App Store or Android Market so that planning meals on-the-go has never been easier!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to bring their family out for a tasty (and hopefully stress-free) meal, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 gift card to Applebee's!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Out to Eat with Kids for providing a $50 Applebee's gift card for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Adriane P said...

Our favorite restaurant as a family is Chili's!

Shelly said...

We love Olive Garden

Tracie Brown said...

cheddars!

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

My Big Guy Loves Any Kind Of Pizza Place, But We Like Chili's & Applebee's :)

mommy2luke2008 said...

I love Golden Corral!

CindyWindy2003 said...

family favorites are applebees and chili's, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Frugalista Mama said...

Red Robin

suburban prep said...

Barnaby's pizza

Kathy said...

We like Culvers and Salvatore Scallopini

latanya said...

ruby tuesday

sherylssg said...

My family loves going to the Cracker Barrel.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Laura Miller said...

The Olive Garden is our family's favorite!

Sylvia said...

We love IHop
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Kelly said...

We love Macaroni Grill

kyonac1 said...

We love to go to a great local family restaurant called Chips.
kyonac1@gmail.com

Shannon Romein said...

We love Texas Roadhouse!

Patricia said...

Right now its Pizza Hut. My son chooses it every time.

Zanita said...

Our favorite resturant is Mrfijis, a habachi resturant about 40 min. from us, if we are staying local than it is definitely Chili's!

debijackson said...

texas roadhouse debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Kiana said...

We love Chili's!!

nafzikg at gmail dot com

Jackie said...

Olive Garden is one of our favorites
Thanks!

Elizabeth G said...

We enjoy eating at Ruby Tuesdays

Anonymous said...

our fav would be golden corral

elcane
flycacther91@yahoo.c

Real Life FA said...

Zaxby's!

wigget said...

we're big fans of outback

Lois said...

Hi! :) We like a few places, but arguably, the two we end up at the most is the Olive Garden and Red Lobster. (Gotta be their respective breads... LOL) :)

Lois

Becky M said...

I have two young boys, so the current favorite is Chucky E Cheese!

VJ ~ vantalee said...

I would say Red Lobster.

stefanie gladden said...

we love outback & tgifriday's!

Teh Doll said...

Applebee's I love the two for $20

jbmthill said...

We live Chilis

like2sweep@gmail.com
jbmthill

mummytotwoboys said...

Our favorite is Red Robin
mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Amy Green said...

My family's favorite restaurant that we used to go to was called Po' Folks, and there are only a few left!

~ Noelle said...

there is an italian place near us.. PASTA BELLA that is awesome.. or o'charleys (but that is just because they are close...) my husband will eat ANYWHERE that serves steak :)

JC said...

Olive Garden.

Katie said...

My family and I love Applebee's and some of our local pizza places

mywildcrazylife said...

WE don't often eat out, but my son LOVES Red Robin's Burgers so we go there a few times a year!

masgur at yahoo dot com

SueZH said...

We love a local restaurnat called The Homestead.

apple blossom said...

olive garden

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Red Robin!!!

debbie said...

We have a local owned diner, called the sanford inn.

Erika P. said...

Red Lobster is our favorite.
805chick7 at gmail dot com

Denise said...

We love O'Charley's and Olive Garden.
stonemedic76@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

love applebees

KatieO said...

We love Applebees and some local places!

Baby James Mommy said...

I love Ponderosa

Rose Linhardt said...

..great and timely idea!!

Deanna crazed said...

it really depends on my mood but I do love applebees!

Amy W. said...

Tokyo House is our favorite. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Rita M said...

Cracker Barrel - hands down!

Marie said...

There is this little local restaurant that we go to called The Haven which is great! But we also like places like Applebee's!

marielay@gmail.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

We like outback right now
vmkids3 at msn dot com

NwHome steader said...

My kids favorite is Chuck E Cheese, but as a whole we love applebee's and outback

Debra Guillen said...

Longhorn Steak House is our fav

Kelly Skibbe said...

We love to eat at lalos Mexican.

jessica said...

Applebee's is actually our favorite! We ate there a couple hours before we got engaged and we also ate there a week before that! We love the 2 for $20!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

agatewood1 said...

Cracker Barrell! thanks!

Kelsey J said...

We love Mcallister's Deli.

akronugurl said...

Golden Corral
freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We like Chili's, O'Charleys, and Applebees. julierupert@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Steak and Shake
one2nvme at hotmail dot com

Jenny Stanek said...

Currently a nearby Italian restaurant called Pettis!

orangestar17@hotmail.com

Aimee Fontenot said...

We love Red Lobster. It's so far away though, so we rarely get to go.

s said...

Outback

Kelly N. said...

Leave a comment on this post telling me your family's favorite restaurant.

Subway

MamaStace said...

If it was up to me, my fav is Fat Boy's, a local BBQ restaurant we have it town.. As a family we most enjoy going to Chili's

Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

Charlene S said...

Applebee's is our favorite.

Bethany C. said...

We love Seasons 52.

Colleen Boudreau said...

Olive Garden.

Sweetkisses13 said...

We love the Olive Garden.

Thanks for the giveaway!! =)


JJs2468@aol.com

TeenaBugg38 said...

Actuyally it's Applebees, that's why I am entering....lol

bettycd said...

Love Theodora's which is a local Greek Restaurant

B. Wilson said...

Red robin!

Nicole Larsen said...

Red Robin is definitely our favorite!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

We like Ruby Tuesday and Fuddruckers. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

blessedintexas said...

We love Babe's chicken!
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

Jenny Sims said...

Chili's, Jimmy Johns, and Applebees!

Liza Vladyka said...

friendly's

Julie said...

BoneFish

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Danielle Davis/Grady said...

Red Lobster! :)
Thank you!
Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

Natalie U. said...

Maggiano's, La Fondue, and Kyoto Palace...I live in Silicon Valley so it's so hard to choose
pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

We like Cheddar's.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

We love Salt Grass Steak House and Olive Garden.

Stefanie Elysse Hurtado said...

We love California Pizza Kitchen!

Carrie Phelps said...

Hermonoes; a local Mexican restaurant.

tawndam said...

mocciastrainstop.com ...small-town family run for years

jules said...

our familys favorite would be olive garden.

Leann said...

Our favorite is a local Mexican restaurant.. Ben Villars. chefl@swbell.net

bunnyb said...

We love Chili's!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Sarah Lynne said...

We love Red Robin!! Yum!!!

Lori's Place said...

Applebee's is a fav! loriagalbraith at gmail dot com

Fan R. said...

Montana

teddyoutready2(at)gmail(dot)com

Fangirl Jen said...

TGI Fridays

freddie said...

We love Olive Garden. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Anissa said...

We love the Malt Shop!

Daily Woman said...

Red Robin

Anonymous said...

We like Chilis
marypopmom@yahoo.com

marymichelotti said...

On the Border

marymichelotti@gmail.com

Tammy1409 said...

We like Zoe's Kitchen

Rachael said...

Olive Garden

Allisha Gold said...

Our favorite restaurant is the Golden Wok. :) Thanks so much!
allishagold at volcano dot net

Jan Messali said...

We like Chili's, Applebees and a little local restaurant called O's Family Kitchen.

Jill H said...

Applebees!

Marcie said...

We love ruby Tuesday!

Marcie said...

We love ruby Tuesday!

Marcie said...

We love ruby Tuesday!

amy beth marantino said...

we like McDonald's - the kids a re shareholders, and like to keep their money within their company ;)

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

A local restaurant called The Cellar. Love to go there.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

sarah said...

we like carrabbas
sarah hirsch

Sunnymay said...

We like Olive Garden with the endless soup and salad and breadsticks for lunch. We dip the breadsticks in marinara asked for on the side and have a relatively big and filling lunch.

Alicia said...

A new Red Robin opened up at the mall, love their burgers

Ariel said...

We enjoy Red Robin.

captainliss40 said...

We love Panera Bread! captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

We like IHOP and Chen's

Brandi Elam said...

We love Olive Garden!

Allison Downes said...

We love the Olive Garden. Their Salads are so good!

fancygrlnancy said...

we all love Sushi Brookers, but its far so we don't get there much. (Nancy Partin)

Crystal B. said...

Our favorite places are Carriage Crossing in Yoder KS (an Amish restaurant, great pie) and Jimmy's Diner in Wichita. Best milkshakes and egg creams ever.

Crystal said...

My favorite is probably Le Cellier at Epcot.
CrystalW07 at aol.com

Anonymous said...

my family loves burger king...I'm serious.
-Lynn

Tammy S said...

Our family loves Outback for a special treat.

Kate Fuller said...

We like P.F. Chang's.

Lloyd Family said...

my family loves Red Robin
j lloyd

dfraley3 said...

We love Cracker Barrel.
crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

dfraley3 said...

We love Cracker Barrel.
crochet4hats[at]gmail[dot]com

Jaydensgrandma said...

Our favorite is Wild West, a local Mexican and Steak House.
Joye Rast

Sandy VanHoey said...

gosh, so many, Ruby Tuesday, Applebees or Outback

Janice Crespo said...

I guess we go to Applebee's the most :) So I guess that wins :) LOL

Kari Cu said...

My family Loves Asian food so we go to a local family Asian restaurant called four seasons!

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

My oldest loves Ruby Tuesdays and my youngest Cici's. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jen said...

My hubby loves Applebees and Olive Garden. I'm partial to Chili's.

kelley said...

olive garden :)

moonsword said...

Our favorite is a cafe called Fuel because they have superhuge superhealthy veggie burgers. Thanks!

Romapr said...

We love Chili's and Red Lobster. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com

Alecia H said...

We love the local Chinese buffet

FireRunner2379 said...

We go to Outback Steakhouse most often.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My sons favorite is Olive Garden.
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

Brianne said...

We love Olive Garden!

Kat said...

We love Culver's!

won said...

There's a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place we love.

*Wendy T on rafflecopter

Sue Ellison said...

Olive garden is a favorite!

suebee05@gmail.com

rosannepm said...

Next to our local Lino's we like Outback

ellen_levickis said...

Applebee's really is our favorite

PR4GatheringRoses said...

Chilis, Cheddars, Applebee's, Outback!

Terri P
pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

virgomomwriter said...

East Garden, William Ho's and/or Red Lobster!

Sarah G. said...

We like the little Greek Diner around the corner from our house. Good sized portions and affordable.

mkjmc said...

Texas Roadhouse

peg42 said...

We like Chili's.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Emily N said...

My kids love to eat at IHOP.

Anonymous said...

We love China Buffet King. Jack Palmer jcpalmer25@yahoo.com

Doug Wagner said...

Outback Steakhouse

Think about it said...

i loved fire mountain grill but that closed in flint mi.

but now we go to apollo in davison mi!
its a coney island

kadia3 at yahoo dot com

ohstac said...

We like Olive Garden

jlafount said...

We enjoy Godfathers Pizza

SB said...

We like Chili's

Anonymous said...

We love Red Lobster.

Love3570@aol.com

jzagarjr said...

I like Bob Evans

kari jasus said...

we love to eat at a local mexican chain called margaritas

Jackie said...

Runza

mimo said...

We love Olive Garden

Amy B said...

fuddruckers!

Amber said...

Catch 35 is one of our favorites!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

pattycake said...

dennny's restaurant

Kimberly said...

Red Lobster
Kims2312@verizon.net

Amanda said...

It would have to be Summer Palace- our favorite (local) Chinese restaurant!
magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

Carly H. said...

I like Olive Garden because they have yummy breadsticks.

sottovoce said...

We love a local Italian restaurant, Anzios. :-) Thank you.

amp said...

Chili's

apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
Alyce Poalillo

J. Cannon said...

My favorite family restaurant is Olive Garden!

Trasina said...

Our fav is actually Applebee's! Best steak ever!

TheresaJenkins said...

vesuvio's pizza,pa

Vicki S said...

Love hut (a vegan asian restaurant, really yummy)

Anonymous said...

Red Lobster rkmarsh at aol dot com

kellyr78 said...

We like Red Lobster.
KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Kristen said...

As far as chain restaurants we like Applebee's and Chili's.

emchelly77 said...

we love chillis! we could go there everyday if we had the money!

randio said...

We love Outback!

Cody said...

Pizza Doctors!
cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sarah Hall said...

We enjoy going to IHOP as you can have breakfast any time of the day.

Ann Fantom said...

We like the Outback Steakhouse

abfantom at yahoo dot com

lokigsd said...

Applebee's has the best steak! Yummy! (and mashed potatoes n winter mix veggies).

Space Monkey said...

When we ALL go out, including the kids- we LOVE a buffet. We have a Chinese Buffet and an Old Country Buffet here. The kids can choose the things they like, that way.

HarleyC said...

We LOVE Olive Garden!

carol said...

my family loves Olive Garden

chris z said...

i like olive garden

April said...

Red Robin, our boys favorite

ssgsweeps @ hotmail .com

clc408 said...

We have several excellent local restaurants. As far as national chins go, I like Carabba's.

Peter Schott said...

Our favorite is a small local chain, Mi Familia.

sweepmom said...

My family likes Texas Roadhouse.

Conor said...

I like Gustavs!

sksweeps said...

Chili's!

sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

Carol said...

We love Buffalo Wild Wings.
brand242003@yahoo.com

Stephen Saunders said...

Texas Steakhouse...

mogrill said...

We love Olive Garden.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Ryan said...

we love the cheesecake factory

rypm25@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My son loves Golden Corral, but his mama would almost rather eat gum off the sidewalk! I like a local fish house. Charlottewinters@cox.net

Elisabeth said...

We love Olive Garden!

Rebecca said...

We like The Atlanta Bread Company.

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

DeeAnn S said...

We like to go to Chili's. Thanks.
sweepster49 at comcast dot net

kath g said...

really like tgifridays

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