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Free kids' meals can help with tight budgets

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Family budgets are being stretched with the cost of food that has skyrocketed in the past few months. The high cost of fresh fruits and vegetables is being blamed on weather events. The high cost of meat has recently been in the news and is being blamed on the fact that we are exporting our beef to other countries that pay more and cause our meat producers to want to export their products in order to make more money.

Busy parents often eat out and Sarasota has great choices for restaurants that are offering free or low-cost meals for children. It is often less expensive to take the family to a restaurant than it is to purchase food at the supermarket.

Each of the following restaurants offers family dining, with adult meals at a low cost, and free kids' meals with the purchase of adult entrees. One restaurant offers patio dining. One selected restaurant serves homestyle meals that kids will actually eat.

Enjoy these selected restaurants and manage your food budget easily this spring and summer.

Healthy and free kids' meals
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Healthy and free kids' meals

Pinchers Crab Shack in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota offers free meals for kids everyday with the purchase of each paid adult meal of $13.99 or more.  This offer is valid for children 12 and under.  Children must order from the Kid's Menu. Pinchers Crab Shack is located at 10707 Rodeo Drive in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota.  You may call 941-922-1515 for restaurant hours.  

Free and fresh kids' meals
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Free and fresh kids' meals

Leroy Selmons, located at 8253 Cooper Creek Blvd. in the the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota, offers free kids'meals with a purchase of an adult entree of $9.99 or more.  This restaurant is a great choice in that it offers homestyle meals that kids will actually eat.  This offer is available for kids 10 years of age and under.  you may call 941-360-3287 for restaurant hours.

Family meals that help budgets
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Family meals that help budgets

The Ranch Grill in the Lakewood Ranch area of Sarasota is a fun family restaurant that offers patio dining.  Kids 10 and under eat for free on Wednesdays with the purchase of an adult meal.  You may call 941-756-9400 for restaurant hours.  

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