From forcing you to wait before being seated to leaving out dollar signs on menus, restaurants have sneaky ways of getting you to spend more.
Going out to eat is fun and relaxing, but when it comes to cost, many of us bite off more than we can chew. The average household spends about $2,500 at restaurants annually, according to the National Restaurant Association. While we like to think we’re in control of what we spend, it’s easy to give in to the tricks restaurants use to make us pay more.
Have you ever wondered why you’re given salty snacks at the bar, or why each menu item is so decadently described? And what’s with the classical music?
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