The Top Tips to Beat Misleading Menus

Find out how you can identify and counteract the tricks restaurants are using to make you buy food you don’t want.

The Top Tips to Beat Misleading Menus

Choosing food from a menu can be overwhelming. The sheer number of choices available at most restaurants leaves many diners trying desperately to decide on their dinner only moments before they give their order to the waiter. That choice is often influenced by the design of the menu, which pushes you to pick certain items, like the chef’s special steak, even if you never intended to go so extravagant. Find out what features are forcing your choices when you sit down to order.

Done in by Dessert

The trick: Most restaurants will only give you the dessert menu once you’ve finished your meal rather than putting it in the regular menu. They do this so that you don’t save yourself for a tasty dessert you saw when ordering that you know you’re going to want, which might cause you to forgo an appetizer.

The fix: Decide whether you think you’ll want dessert at the outset. If you think you might, ask what desserts they have available and if you can see the menu before you order dinner.

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