It used to be magazines and record clubs were the only businesses that offered subscriptions. Times have changed. Now there are subscriptions available for almost anything that is offered online. News, magazines, music, movies, and more. You can now add restaurants to that list.

According to the AP, the average person has 6.7 subscriptions. An increase from 4 years ago. Chain restaurants are offering customers incentives to subscribe. According to the AP.

Large chains like Panera and P.F. Chang’s as well as neighborhood hangouts are increasingly experimenting with the subscription model as a way to ensure steady revenue and customer visits. Some offer unlimited drinks or free delivery for a monthly fee; others will bring out your favorite appetizer each time you visit.

They’re following a trend: The average American juggled 6.7 subscriptions in 2022, up from 4.2 in 2019, according to Rocket Money, a personal finance app.

I might be above average when it comes to subscriptions. I still have magazine subscriptions that I have had since I was a teenager. I would be willing to get a subscription to some local restaurants. Would you? Here are a few Missoula restaurants that I would consider signing up with if they offered subscriptions.

Mustard Seed- A free appetizer would be worth it. I will even eat my vegetables from the Mustard Seed. The green beans are fantastic.

Hoagieville- If I was offered an order of "cheese fries" for a subscription, sign me up.

Big Dipper Ice Cream- A single scoop is all I need. White Mint Oreo please.

The Bridge Pizza- A slice would be great. Even if it is just cheese.

El Cazador- A taco. A free side of beans. Yes.

Masala- An order of naan would be worth it.

4B's- A cup of the tomato soup would make it worth while.

Miller Creek Cafe- An order of tater tots would work for me.

This is a small list of some of the restaurants that would make a subscription worthwhile for me. What restaurants and dishes would have you consider a subscription option?

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