We usually go out to eat with friends and family, to have fun and chill, that’s why we lower our guard when dining at a restaurant. But we must always be vigilant to save our hard-earned money. Some of the tricks you’re about to see are sort of in the “duh, of course” category, yet they don’t bother us that much most of the time, while others are just pure evil.
Here are 9 dirty tactics restaurants use to suck more cash out of your wallet!
1. Portion sizes matter!
If you can’t choose between a small and big size of anything, rest assured that the bigger size is always better. Small sizes are often overpriced to compensate for the used products.
2. The room lighting
You’ll never see a fancy restaurant light up all their bulbs to the max, because guess what, the dimmer the light, the slower you eat. The slower you eat, the longer you stay. And the longer you stay the more prone you are to order more stuff. That’s just straight up science facts.
3. Expensive ingredients are used but not really
The more expensive the stuff is in the menu, the less of it you will see on your plate. We’re talking things like truffles, berries, and nuts, which can make any expensive dish look great, but the chef will always use the least amount of them possible.