Need a ruling on lunch...

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    OK, I went to the grocery store on Wednesday and bought a sandwich and a bag of pretzels. I ate half the sandwich and some of the pretzels for yesterday's lunch, and the other half and some more pretzels today.

    Now for the question: did I go out for lunch yesterday and eat in today, or do both count as eating out, or neither? Cost wise, the sandwich was $6 and the pretzels where $2. It's certainly less expensive than eating out but it's not exactly eating in either.

    Yes, I know this is a strange question
     
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    Who eats half a sandwich?
     
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    I think you ate in both times. You must be thin as a rail to only eat half a sandwich. LOL
     
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    I think most of us agree that a lettuce wrap sandwich is only half.
     
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    It's a Publix whole sub, it's pretty substantial. (no pun intended) I'm 61 and don't eat as much as a younger person

    6' 0:, 165 lbs If I ate in, then I'm going out tomorrow, I don't think we will have anything left over from tonight.
     
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    Huh!?

    Can I get that translated into layman’s terms?
     
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    Never ate just half of a sandwich,so I can’t help you.
     
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    On numerous occasions, I've bought a foot long sub and had the two six inch halves wrapped separately so that I could eat them at different times. I know lots of others who do the same.
     
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    Wednesday you purchased prepared food specifically for the next meal, which you consumed; therefore, you ate out. Today you ate the remainder (you had leftovers); therefore, you did *not* eat out.

    Just my $0.02.

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    If the intent of the purchase was to consume across two separate meals, you ate out for both.

    If you want to eat out again, do it. Life’s to valuable to worry about stuff like this.
     
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    On many occasions when on long airline travel I will do the half and half Subway so I have something before the flight and something while in the air.

    In the OP's case, because he bought the sandwich at a grocery store he ate in both times. If he had gotten it at a fast food place like Subway he would have eaten out both times.
     
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    Regardless of what sandwich and how much you ate of it, how did this whole thing get started? My guess is that your wife accused you of eating out all the time.
     
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    I guess the real question is: where did he eat it? If he bought it at a grocery store, took it home and ate it, then he ate in. Both times. If he ate it at the grocery store, or outside the store,or even in his car in the parking lot, then he ate that portion OUT.
     
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    A bit of thread drift here, apologies. I don't want to be on your flight after Subway. I haven't eaten Subway in 11 years.

    I got me a sammich while on a road trip. One of those subs with the grilled chicken strips. Two hours later I'm naked on the floor of a truck stop shower simultaneously puking and crapping. I can't see, I literally think I'm blind because all I see is black. I'm in there long enough that the people I'm with send someone in to see if I'm dead. When my fever finally came down I slept for 24 hours and didn't eat for 2 days.

    I don't think people should eat Subway and operate heavy machinery.
     
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    I guess my thing is I don't like leftovers, and I'm not good about leaving things over to begin with. If my plan is to eat half of a 12 inch sub, I will simply get a six inch sub, realizing that it is more economically feasible to buy a twelve inch sub and split it rather than to face stale, hard bread the next day. Assuming I eat bread. I did at one time.

    But, being paleoentolithic has huge advantages. I can eat a lot more in the form of lettuce wrapped sandwich or burger than I could with the buns on. Regardless of how much I eat, if I eat bread, I get fat (and sick, but that is another problem.) If I don't, I don't get fat.
     
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    Subway? Two words.

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    Yeah, that was a spectacular fall from Grace, eh?
     
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    Eating a sandwich that was prepared outside the home is eating out. You just ate it at two different times. If you prepared a sandwich at home using items that were bought in the store, you're eating in. Don't go to Subway.
     
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    I eat out almost every single day, whether I am at the office or not. Oh, I -could- make something at home, but let's face it, making a squared away burger requires some level of effort and makes a big mess, plus you have to have all the items on hand at any given point in time and often portions of them wholesale go to waste.
     
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    Probably the same sort of person that cuts a donut in half with a knife... ;)
     
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    Yes, half a Publix sub is plenty for most. Personally, I eat the whole thing but will probably not eat again that day.
     
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    Did any of the contents of said sandwich have parents???
     
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    I can see that there's a lot of nuance to this question, as well as a wide variety of opinions.

    That was my first thought.

    I'm trying to figure out if buying a prepared sub sandwich from a normal grocery store, then taking it back to work and eating it is eating out or not.

    Kind of the King David approach, very nuanced.

    I try to limit my eating out of lunches to twice a week, both to save money and my stomach. Those of you who are road warriors and eat out all the time have my sympathies.

    I was figuring if I'd bought the ingredients for said sandwich, then taken them back to the office and used them to make a sandwich, that clearly would have been eating in. The only difference is that the grocery store staff assembled the sandwich for me. That, and it would have cost more and taken longer to buy the ingredients separately.

    She doesn't generally care whether I eat in or out, although she's a little jealous. She's an RN and can't leave the facility during the work day.

    I took it back to the office and ate it there. I was at the grocery store both to get something for lunch and to get things for dinner that night. If I'd gone exclusively for the sandwich, would that change things?

    I don't think it's so much having too much time as it is choosing to use what time i do have poorly.

    I can see why you would ask that question, but no, this was the middle of the work day.

    This whole thing started because on Monday I had to go to downtown Atlanta to appeal my property tax assessment. This meant i had to stay late at work, and couldn't go to the grocery store on the way home. Tuesday is one of my nights to cook, and I try to get the ingredients either over the weekend or on Monday so I can start on dinner the moment I walk in the door. Because I had to stop to get the stuff for Tuesday's dinner on the way home, I couldn't shop for anything for lunch the next day. Neither Monday's or Tuesday's dinner made any leftovers, necessitating the sandwich run on Wednesday.

    I guess it comes down to the essence of eating in versus eating out. If you ordered a restaurant meal and had it delivered to your office, did you eat in? From a financial, gastronomical, and nutritional standpoint, I'd say no, you spent just as much money and ate the same kind of food as if you'd gone to the restaurant. But then, I could leave the office for lunch five days a week. My wife, who can't leave the clinic until it's time to go home, would probably consider that her equivalent to going out to lunch. I just got a sandwich, which is something I could have made at home. Granted, it was a better sandwich than I would have made, but it's still a sandwich.

    On the other hand, next Tuesday I'm going to make Chicken Parmesan, and it's absolutely a restaurant grade dish. I'll pound the chicken, get it breaded, saute it, then get fresh and dried mozzarella and fresh herbs to season it, and bake it, then serve it over spaghetti. If there's any left over, I could possibly take a piece for lunch the following day. Maybe not either, there are a lot of claims made on leftover Chicken Parm. But since i made it, it still qualifies as eating in. If I'd ordered it from a restaurant just for the purpose of the next day's lunch, I'd say that still counts as eating out. Restaurant leftovers, on the other hand, I think qualify as eating in.

    As far as tomorrow goes, there's nothing in the house to take for lunch, so I'm going out.
     
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    Do you eat a burger most days? I don't generally eat hamburgers out, I can make them at home easily and economically. I can feed the four of us for what one burger costs at a place like Five Guys. Come to think of it, I can make bacon wrapped beef tenderloin for what it would cost us to go to Chick-fil-a.
     
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    Are you asking if there was meat in it?
     
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    Is a hotdog a sandwich?
     
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    You buy food at the store and eat it at home. The dinstinction, i think, is the location in which you parlay in the consumption of said libations. Youre eating in regardless of who prepared it if consumed at home.

    If you have a picnic youre eating out even if you made your ham sandwich yourself.

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    Eat at work without leaving the workplace: eating in. Eat somewhere off the facility: eating out. Where the meal was sourced has no bearing...:cool:
     
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    If you went out for a sandwich on Monday then you ate out. If you ate the leftover on Tuesday then you ate in.
     
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    Go west young man. Then you can dispense with the question and have it both ways, In N Out, at the same time ;)

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    Yellow mustard, plus oil and vinegar. I'm not a mayo person.
     
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    The question answers itself ....the phrases used are "eat in" or "eat out." It is immaterial where the food was purchased or if it was prepared ahead of time. "In" and "out" refer to locations, which would answer the question, "where?" The verb or activity is defined... "eat." Nowhere are the questions "what," "when," "how," or "why?" asked. If the OP is using the word "in" to mean "at home," then the answers are self-evident.

    One may be at home, eating-in take-out, or one may eat-in at a take-out joint if tables are provided, which would constitute eating-out.
     
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    Don't know about that, that show came on long after I was of cartoon watching age.

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