13 Secrets Your Restaurant Menu Won’t Tell You
Here are the tricks your favorite eateries use to separate you from your money.
Watch out for the chef's picks
Phrases like "chef’s recommendation" are a way of telling you, “Order this!” Restaurants use them to sell their more profitable items and draw you away from your go-to dishes, which may not make them as much money. By the way, these are the foods chefs never, ever order in restaurants.
Location, location, location
Restaurants use regional names to entice customers to order a particular dish, says Wansink. Want a good peach tart? Well, then, the peaches have to be from Georgia.
Brands build trust
Brand names in menu items confer a built-in trust and create a guarantee to diners that they will love the dish. Next, learn some simple ways to save money while eating out at a restaurant.