Why not participate in National Cheeseburger Day on September 18?
Ignore all health food police rants about how unhealthy hamburgers are. Treat yourself and go to your favorite fast food, diner, restaurant or steak house and order a cheeseburger. Hamburgers and fries are an authentic American tradition that should continue to be celebrated all year around.
In these difficult economic times, it is especially important to patronize your local community restaurants.
My wife and I don't mind occasionally paying a little more to help our local businesses survive. Don't forget your cook and server at your favorite local neighborhood restaurant. We try to tip 20 percent against the total bill.
If we can afford to eat out, we can afford an extra dollar tip. When ordering takeout, we always leave a dollar or two for the waiter or cook.
Remember these people are our neighbors. Our local entrepreneurs have continued to create new employment opportunities without the assistance of federally funded taxpayers' stimulus dollars. They work long hours, pay taxes and provide local employment.
If we don't patronize our local restaurants, they don't eat either.