In L.A. and Orange County, the StoneFire Grill chain serves fast casual dining. Which means eliminating the wait staff -- a great money saver.
- Visit the Web site for StoneFire Grill
Order at the counter then dine in a traditional setting. Owner Mary Harrigan says this concept helps now more than ever.
"We see our sales, certainly not growing at the rate they've grown in the past, but continue to grow where the restaurant industry as a whole is really in trouble," said Harrigan.
Then there's restaurants like Rattler's in Santa Clarita that offer low prices for some items while featuring premium products like BBQ to boost the bottom line.
- Visit the Web site for Rattler's
"We have our famous tri-tip, we have chicken, our ribs we're really known for," said Travis Hastings.
But for $6.99 a person, there's an all you can eat, make your own sandwich and salad bar available day and night.
The 60-year-old Mug, in San Bernardino is known for its massive spaghetti plate served with salad and rolls for $8.10 a person. Portions are so large doggy bags are customary.
While in Canoga Park, Japanese restaurant Oishi offers a meal that includes soup, salad, a California roll and a six- piece sushi combo for a nickel shy of $9.00.
- Visit the Web site for Oishi
To keep your meal under $10.00, you might want to focus on what you're drinking. Many restaurants will charge you $1.75 to nearly $2.00 for a soft drink. So to save cash and calories you might want to be saying, "I'll stick to tap water thanks."
Web Extra Information:Mug The Restaurant
1588 W Highland Ave
San Bernardino, CA
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