Lunch options seem endless, from a build-your-own salad to a comfortable sit-down meal. Prices seem endless, too.
Lunch options seem endless, from a build-your-own salad to a comfortable sit-down meal. Prices seem endless, too. ThisWeek staffers answer the question: How much is too much to spend on lunch?
Sarah Sole: Wouldn't go above $20.
Neil Thompson: $12.
Lisa Proctor: Above $15.
Dennis Laycock: I'd have trouble going over $12.
Scott Hummel: Anything beyond $10 is dinner.
Abby Armbruster: If we're talking during the workweek, I'd say $15 or more. But if you're going out to lunch with friends on the weekend or for a special occasion, it is not surprising to drop $20 per person during the meal.
Nate Ellis: It depends. If you're just breaking for lunch on a reporter's salary, I would try to cut it off at about $15. But if it's your day off, you're traveling, etc., go for what you feel and don't conform to conventional boxes that limit you.
Andrew King: It depends on the goal of the lunch. A quick lunch should be like $5 to 8, but a nice lunch could be $15, easy.
Lee Cochran: During the workweek, I prefer to keep it to about $10.