Prices that won't break the bank!
BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
A $30 dinner ain't no real meal deal. Diners are not going to be enticed out by discounts like these. How about throwing out some real bargains? And, please, don't remind us that you're doing it because we're on a sinking ship.
I don't know about everybody else, but going out to dinner is a pleasant escape. I don't want to be hit over the head with recession specials!!
UPDATE: OK, after the comments, let me clarify. It just bugs me to see restaurants using the recession as a marketing gimmick without offering any true bargains. My e-mail inbox is OD-ing on subject lines that hawk recession specials.
When my expense account dries up and blows away, I'll still go out. It's not just my job, but my hobby. And I'll go to a place that offers a good deal that's not tied to the economic downturn. Like Machaivelli, where I went with my accountant to celebrate getting my taxes done early, and got a veal piccata for under $20.