9 Sneaky Ways Restaurants Trick You Into Paying a Larger Check
Restaurants really trick you first and foremost with their large flashy menus. Also, you'll never be able to compare the prices of two dishes that are made out of same ingredients because they will be on opposite side of the menus
#8 Vague Portion Sizes
A lot of restaurants skip putting the portion sizes on the menu thereby confusing you with the actual meal size. Most of the times, you just have to reorder because of the small size.
#7 No Dollar Signs
Many restaurants avoid putting dollar or euro signs on their menu because it makes you think about money, taking your focus away from the enticing foods.
#6 Adjectives to kill
Have you ever paid heed to those cheesy adjectives they use on the menu to describe their dishes? Like Tender chicken or mouthwatering creation from our chef, something that will always entice your sense and imagination before your taste buds.
#5 Flashy brand names
Names like “Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce.” or “Coca-Cola cocktail.” which will make you unintentionally think about the brands you like, and so you feel like you’ll love their food as well.
#4 Cold environment and lighting
It has been scientifically proven that people eat 20% less food in dim lights and warm environment. And hence, a restaurant that wants to make more money will always invest in making the place well lit and installing climate control panels.
#3 Multiple orders
Your server will first ask you to order drinks and starters and next to the main course and will always be close to you unconsciously pressurizing you to reorder.
#2 Highlighted items
No wonder there will always be a month's special or day's special to make you order it!
This has always been a debatable topic, whether or not to tip the server and how much! Relying on tips, restaurants underpay their servers, and customers are left with a math problem at the end of the evening. Depending on the country, it is believed that you should tip a server around 10%-15%, however economically it is not a very good practice for you!
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