Dinner with dad

Americans spent an estimated $15.5 billion on gifts for Father’s Day 2017, with the biggest share, $3.3 billion, going to special outings like a ballgame, concert, or dinner, according to the National Retail Federation. You can save a few billion by taking dad to dinner at one of his favorite restaurants, many of which have Father’s Day meal specials. Beef O’Brady’s, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Hooter’s, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, Sonny’s BBQ, and Tijuana Flats are among the restaurants that typically have deals for dads (call ahead to make sure). Then get dad liquored up on holiday specials at World of Beer and ask him for cash. It’s a win-win for everybody.