With the slumping economy, dining out has become a luxury for many parents. Some restaurants are responding by offering free meals for kids. Here are three examples in the Chattanooga area (go to Chattamom.com to post other meal deals):
* Moe's Southwest Grill, 1829 Gunbarrel Road, 5510 Highway 153 and 3860 Keith St. in Cleveland. One free kid meal with purchase of each adult entree on Monday nights after 5 p.m. Age: 12 and under.
* El Meson Restaurant Mexicano, 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd. and 248 Northgate. One free child's entree with purchase of adult entree all day Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Age: 10 and under.
* IHOP, 5707 Brainerd Road, 5113 Highway 153 and 2047 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe. One free child's entree with purchase of each adult entree 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Brainerd and Fort Oglethorpe; 4-9 p.m. seven days a week in Hixson. Coupons cannot be combined with free kids meal offer.