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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.