10 Facts Restaurants Don't Want You to Know
Going out to eat may be fun, but don't expect it to be healthful -- at least, not when restaurants are pulling tricks like these to make you eat (and spend!) more and more
They scam you with "deals"It may seem like a good idea to order a combo meal -- hey, pay an extra dollar or two to add a huge drink, chips, and a cookie to go with your sandwich, why not? But Palinski says you'll only end up eating more and not saving much at all. Loading the menu with "meal deals" is a common strategy for fast food places, and for good reason. Most patrons won't take the time to add up the price of each individual item and see which option is cheaper; they assume the deal is in fact a deal. But in reality, you might end up spending more for a combo, and you'll almost certainly consume more calories by adding on a soda and side.
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