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Millionaires Asking For Doggie Bags

Fancypants restaurants ordering more doggie bags as the superrich wrap their scraps to go

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    Millionaires Asking For Doggie Bags
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    Recessionary times mean doggie bags for everybody. Take heart, rich people! At least you can still afford to go to restaurants.

    Think the recession's rough on you? Try being a Fortune 500 bigshot who orders the ribeye at tony midtown spot Brasserie -- and saves some of it for lunch the next day.

    Grub Street tips us off to a Food Writer's Diary piece about the soaring popularity of the doggie bag in this leftover-friendly economy, with Brasserie manager David Pogrebin interviewed. Highlights: Super-rich baggers tend to make excuses (it's "for my wife"), and some are even taking their French fries home. We've bagged from restaurants all over the globe, and even we've never stared down a day-old French fry.