Spending good money on bad food isn’t great for your wallet or your waistline, but most consumers do just that.
“Most people are stuck in a rut — we’re our own worst enemies,” says Tyler Cowen, author of the new book, An Economist Gets Lunch. He says people often buy the same products their parents did out of blind brand loyalty, or pick the same restaurants for their consistency.
But eating better and saving cash might be as simple as a few behavior tweaks. Frugal Foodie talked to Cowen about how consumers can find good food deals when shopping for home and while dining out:
Read the interview here:
“How an Economist Looks at Food: An Interview with Tyler Cowen,” with Frugal Foodie, MintLife, April 11, 2012