Does it cost more on Sundays?

United States
August 23, 2008 9:53am CST
A lot of people dress up and go to church then after the services they go to a restaurant to eat or hit the shopping centers. We have one local Steakhouse that raises the Sunday Buffet $2! I am sorry, but I think that in raising the price on one day a week is unfair! It is almost like price gouging to me! We have a local grocer that used to run sale ads from Sunday to Saturday, so that the sales started on Sunday. Well, I guess too many people stopped after church to hit the sale and they now start the sale on Monday that now runs through to Sunday. On Sunday the product is not restocked for the rush of people like it used to be. So does it cost more where you live to eat out on Sunday or is it just here locally?
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• United States
23 Aug 08
Yes it does cost more on a Sunday.My family went to a buffet last week and I notice the price to eat was $2.00 more for adults.Because the prices only showed for dinner no lunch was served.So I ended up paying $11.00 per adult.I will never do that again.
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• United States
23 Aug 08
Exactly! We have a Steakhouse and a Chinese Buffet that does the same thing. I will not go out on Sunday to pay more for the same food that they served the day before at a lower price. I just think they are price gougers and taking advantage raising the prices. Of course they have every right to do so. I also every right to not go on that particular day of the week. Thanks so much for sharing, as I do find it interesting that some areas do this while others do not.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
I love buffets but I will only do them now on a Saturday.Feeding a family of four is hard enough these days.Thanks for the great discussion.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
There are four of us also, so I know exactly what you mean. No more Sunday eating out for us either and you are welcome :)
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
24 Aug 08
We don't eat out often but if I remember correctly there is no price change on Sunday in fact some places close early on that day. When it comes to groceries they have sale now and then, not only Sundays.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
We don't eat out often either as a family. My husband eats out more than I. I just find it odd how some areas raise the prices on Sunday while others do not. It is just weird.
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
25 Aug 08
yea it is kind of weird doesn't sound like marketing strategy either, since how increasing their prices will bring more customers in?
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@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
no way it is the first time i have heard about it... whenever we eat out on a sunday or weekends or even on somee holidays, the price is the same, they even have more discounts on a family day....
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• United States
23 Aug 08
Well, see, I was wondering if it was just here locally or everywhere. I am anxious to find out if this goes on in other areas. I do find your response a bit surprising as I thought it was a common practice. I appreciate the input :) Thank You.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
seems to be just where you are (lucky you!) we do go to church and out to eat afterwards once in awhile but the prices seem to be about the same (and maybe sometimes cheaper) on sundays.
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• United States
18 Feb 10
Yes, lucky me! As a matter of fact, I was checking a coupon today for a popular steakhouse and the coupon deals were only valid Monday - Saturday. This seems to be price gouging to me and the restaurant knows that a lot of folks do eat out after attending a church service. What I don't understand is why it is just indicative to our area. I think EVERYONE should have to pay more not just us!! ha-ha! I am kidding of course! Thanks for the response!
• Canada
25 Oct 09
Prices here in Canada and the USA are the same, regardless of the day of week. I remember a time when nothing was open on Sundays (no shopping malls, no stores, no restaurants, no coffee houses, no liquor_stores, but some years ago they changed all that and now people can choose to work on Sundays. Everything costs the same regardless of the day of week.
• United States
26 Oct 09
I live in the US and in our area they do charge more at restaurants on Sundays. So, I don't know. It is also the same in the surrounding three states where we live. Not ALL restaurants do this, mostly the all you can eat buffets. It cost around $2 more per meal.