Since the economy keeps getting worse, I have had to cut back on spending. One area I totally cut out was eating at restaurants. There are a few exceptions: McDonalds ($1 double burgers) & Costco (hotdogs). Today I went to Costco on my way home from the gym. $1.50 still buys a hotdog and soda with free refills. I use to eat this all the time when I was in business school 4 years ago. Amazing that the price is still the same!