Fast food restaurants market themselves as quick and low-cost. But not everything is a bargain! When you go to a fast-food restaurant, ask yourself “What am I really getting for my money?” Ingredients in French fries and soft drinks are low in cost and low in nutrition, so they make big profits for the restaurants. This is one reason you often hear, “Do you want fries with that?” Combo meals are another way restaurants make it more likely that you will buy fries and soft drinks. And combos usually cost the same as the items ordered individually, so you don’t save any money. So spend smart! When you go to a fast food restaurant, buy smaller portions, or just get sandwiches to go, and enjoy them at home with fruit and milk. You’ll eat healthier and save money!