Whenever I go out to eat with the girlies, I get hit with a nonnegotiable craving for a Caesar salad the very moment I scooch into the booth. Even though I peruse the other "non-premium" side options, I always end up ordering myself a cute little side salad. They can upcharge me all they want and I won't mind because as far as I'm concerned, crunchy romaine tossed in zesty dressing and sprinkled with fresh parmesan is the height of luxury when you're out on a Tuesday night.
I decided it was my life's mission to uncover which restaurants are running the Caesar salad game and which ones are chillin' on the bench.
To accomplish this, I set off on a noble quest and ventured to six common chain restaurants specifically to try one from each of them.
Here are the restaurants mentioned in this post, and the cost for each:
Red Lobster: $2.49 to add a side salad
Applebee’s: $3.49 to add a side salad
Carrabba’s: All entrees come with a choice of side salad or soup automatically
Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse: No upcharge