We all know that buying food at the grocery store and doing our own cooking is much cheaper than take-out. Restaurants have employees to pay and huge overheads to cover on top of the cost of food, so naturally they have to charge more to recover these costs and still make a profit.
After a hard day at work, the last thing you want to do is to spend an hour or more cooking and cleaning though. Grabbing a bag of take-out or ordering delivery on your cell phone is quick and easy. Best of all, after you eat there is no clean-up, you simply toss the empty containers into the recycle bin and relax. However, this convenience comes with a hefty price tag.