Columbus, GA (WTVM)--Not only are all of those burgers and fries bad for your waistline, they may be even worse for your wallet. Yes, we all know eating out can add up, but have you ever really considered how much?
Well, we did. On any given day you'll find staff members at WTVM shoving their faces with fast food. It's quick, easy and of course we're in the news business and everything is fast paced. The ConsumerWatch team decided to do a little experiment to find out how much everyone was spending and potentially could be saving.
We collected lunch receipts from dozens of co-workers for a little over a week. The average price was just under $6.00 per day.Then we used a lunch savings calculator at feedthepig.org. You simply plug in the numbers, $6.00 for eating out. We opted to use four for the number of times we bring a bagged lunch because that's about once a week.