Restaurant Leftovers - Do you doggy bag it?

Canada
June 11, 2008 12:09am CST
When you don't finish your meal at a restaurant, do you always ask for a doggy bag (ask for it to be packed up so you can take it home to eat at a later time)? Or do you just tell the waiter not to bother and let them dispose of the food? I always doggy bag my leftovers! The only exception is if the food didn't taste too good. But otherwise, I'm paying for good food and I'm taking it home with me. That's one less meal I have to cook. :) What do you do?
8 responses
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
If there is still left from my order, I will ask for a doggy bag and bring it for my 3 dogs, they used of smelling my bag when i get back home.
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• Canada
12 Jun 08
Aren't pets so lucky to have good owners who will bring them home restaurant food! Sometimes they eat better than humans! Heh. Thanks for posting your reply.
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Correct doubloonie, sometimes at home we get tbe bone part and my dogs got the best part and they worth it hahhahaha
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• Canada
19 Jun 08
Sometimes you get the bone and the dogs get the meat? Wow, they really ARE lucky! Heh!
• United States
19 Jun 08
i always get a doggie bag because prtions are so big for some reason. have you noticed that?
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• Canada
19 Jun 08
I have noticed that! Especially in the United States. No office to the US, but the portion sizes there are double, if not triple, the suggested portion sizes. But it's good value if you don't finish the meal and take home the leftovers for an extra meal or two.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
in a life like this where everyday the prices are raising up and up i wont mind to packed up and take home the food we cant finish. i am not ashame to do that. i have four children and i am a single mom i cant afford to just waste food that i paid for. but if it is a party of course i dont, but if i paid for it then i am going to bring it home.
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• Canada
12 Jun 08
I agree, there should be no shame in taking home food you've already paid for! Thanks for your reply, roniroxas!
• United States
11 Jun 08
I hate to waste food so I always take it home. Some restaurants give you so much that I can make two meals out of one. A penny saved is a penny earned.
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• Canada
12 Jun 08
Hi slyvixen - I'm not a big food waster either. That's how my parents brought me up. Now, I feel so guilty if I don't finish every morsel on the plate. Thanks for replying!
• United States
11 Jun 08
For me, it depends on how much is left and how good the food was. If there's only a bit of something left or only a side, I usually don't worry about it. If the food wasn't to my taste and my SO didn't like it, I don't have it bagged, either. My dog doesn't get people food, so she just has to miss out.
• Canada
12 Jun 08
Hi fluffnflowers - I know what you mean about taste. If the food tasted bad, you won't want to be taking it home and then eating it again! Heh. Thanks for your input!
• Australia
11 Jun 08
I always ask for doggy bag for my leftover,saving from buying more dogfood.nothing to be ashame to do that after all you paid for the food.
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• Canada
11 Jun 08
Hi cecilia - I completely agree with you. The food's already been paid for so, for the most part, you might as well take it home!
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
we always doggiebag our leftovers and sometimes ask of steakbones for our dog LOL and sometimes our dog has the better doggiebag than what we ordered for LOL =P
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• Canada
11 Jun 08
That's funny that your dog might be eating better than you. I know some owners whose dogs are treated like royalty - like they are served steak and have their steak cut up for them. It's funny!
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
free food is free food. lol
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• Canada
11 Jun 08
I can't disagree with you there, Allie! Thanks for your response.