Eating out with your kids always seems like a good idea — not having to cook or clean up is enough to get any parent excited. But once you get to the restaurant chaos ensues and any dreams of a peaceful meal are put behind you (or at least that's how it works for my family.) Impatient kids with hungry tummies in small spaces doesn't usually bode well. Not to mention the cost of most restaurants is enough to put your paycheck to rest. However, if you're dead set on eating out, there are lots of hacks to save money when eating out with your kids that are definitely worth putting into practice.
My husband and I are huge fans of eating out, and actually eating in general. Before kids, you could find us at a new restaurant several times a week. But our new post-kids life put a halt to our foodie ways. However, we still enjoy taking our kids to the occasional restaurant, when our energy, time, and money allow, and these hacks have been lifesavers.
Eating out isn't cheap and with kids, the little things you do to save money here and there make a huge difference