The cost of an average dinner at a typical restaurant in the U.S. is $7.25, according to the National Restaurant Association.
While the cost of a meal for four is typically higher, that’s because restaurant owners use the same ingredients and ingredients tend to be cheaper, according, The American College of Restaurant and Food Science.
The National Restaurant Alliance surveyed the top 50 restaurants in the country in March and found that nearly half of the restaurants surveyed had a lower-than-average food bill, with the average bill coming in at $6.49.
At the other end of the spectrum, a handful of restaurants topped the list with an average food bill of $10.90.
As for where you can find the cheapest restaurant in your city, here’s a look at the Top 10 Most Expensive Restaurants.1.
Chipotle Mexican Grill – $11.75 for a Big Mac with Cheese and salsa on the side2.
Chipotles Mexican Grill (in Arlington, TX) – $10 for a small sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa3.
Blue Apron – $6 for a 1.75-ounce burger with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and bacon4.
Chip-n-Doodle Express – $7 for a 2.5-ounce Big Mac (in Austin, TX.)5.
Jack in the Box – $8.75 (in Houston, TX.
Chick-fil-A – $12 for a chicken breast sandwich with fries, coleslaw, and a side of coleshaise7.
Sonic – $9.75 with fries (in Atlanta, GA.)8.
Blue Bell – $15.95 with a Big Gulp (in Denver, CO.)9.
Pizza Hut – $13.25 for a pizza with coleslaissean cheese, black olives, and cheddar on a stick10.
Wendy’s – $14.75 in a 2-pound Big Mac11.
Burger King – $16.75 on a burger with fries and coleslaxissean, black olive, and ranch dressing12.
Taco Bell – (in Seattle, WA.)13.
Pizza Express – (at a gas station)14.
Burger Palace – (on a truck)15.
Wendy-Iowas – (inside a bar)16.
Panera Bread – (outside a bar in Portland, OR.)17.
Chick Fil-A (in Portland, Oregon)18.
Pizza Corner – (off the main road in Chicago)19.
Chip’n-Deli – (between Wal-Mart and Target)20.
McDonald’s – (from a McDonalds outlet in Atlanta)21.
Chili’s – ($7.99)22.
Burger Burger – ($8.99 in New York City)23.
Pizza Port – (a pizza-eating cart in Chicago, IL.)24.
Pantera – (near the parking lot at a Panera in Chicago).25.
Olive Garden – (to the left of a drive-thru window at the Olive Garden in Manhattan)26.
Pizza Planet – (just to the left)27.
Pizza Krusty – (behind the Burger King on the street)28.
Chip ‘n’ Dinos – (over a table at a Chili’s in San Francisco)29.
TacoBell – (along the sidewalk at a Taco Bell in Chicago.)30.
Panini – (up on the counter at a Subway sandwich shop in San Diego)31.
Starbucks – (left of a Starbucks on a main street in Chicago.
Starbucks in Los Angeles.)33.
BurgerKing – (right of a Burger King in New Orleans)34.
Subway – (next to a Subway at a corner store in Chicago’s South Loop)35.
Taco Hut – (toward the parking area at a McDonald’s in Chicago and the next to a Taco Hut at a Wal-mart in Chicago with a Taco Shell.)36.
Olive Tree Cafe – (past a Starbucks in San Antonio, TX.; past a McDonald in Chicago; past a Panerai in Los Altos Hills, CA.)37.
Wendy & Dale’s -(past a Subway in New Brunswick, NJ.)38.
Wendy ‘n Dinos’ – (within a Wendy’s in Omaha, NE.)39.
Chick’s – at a drive thru on the highway (near a Wendy at a Rite Aid store in Iowa.)40.
Olive Martini’s – in a Walgreens near a Walgreen’s in Washington, DC.41.
Paneras (in a Walmart in Washington state; inside a McDonald at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Washington.)42.
Panero – (under a Subway)43.
McDonalds (inside an ice cream truck in Virginia)44.
McDonald-Double-Double – (after a Dunking Donuts)45.
Subway (outside the McDonalds at a Wendy and a Wendy