||[Mar. 7th, 2007|12:21 am]
The Question Club
As a relative newcomer to adulthood who worries about odd things, I ask these food questions:|
1. What is your weekly food budget?
2. Who does this budget buy food for?
3. What are your typical eating habits (e.g. always home-cooked, fast food everyday, restaurant everyday, etc.?)
4. Where are you from (region, city, country, whatev.?)
5. Random: If you have a Panera Bread Co. or a Saint Louis Bread Co. in your area, and you remember right off hand, what is the price of a "You Pick Two" meal? How about for some other random item?
Here are my answers and explanations:
1. The budget varies widely, from about $20-80. I try to keep it around $30 for myself because I feel guilty if it's more, but at $30 I feel like I'm really limited. I don't know what is considered an "okay" amount to spend on food.
2. I buy food for myself and often my wife, but the $30 is my best guess for myself. Counting her meals, I spend around $45-50 most weeks.
3. Much of my food comes from work and cheap fast food. The rest I make at home out of a can or box. I only drink water, so that saves me a lot of money.
4. I'm from San Diego, CA. Food here is among the most expensive in the US. Because I'm trying to establish what is "normal," or at least baseline, I want to be able to account for regional variation as best I can.
5. I work at Panera, and, like many companies, we strategically don't put prices on the web because of regional variation. The "You Pick Two" in San Diego is $7.09. For a random item, a bowl of soup is $3.79.