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 turn up the volumeYou know how you practically have to shout at some restaurants in order to have a conversation with your date? It's not because the restaurant owners just happen to love Muzak. Studies show the louder the tunes, the more quickly you'll eat -- and the sooner you'll leave. That means a faster turnover and a higher profit for the restaurant. But while you may not even notice how quickly you're throwing back that burger, your belly will suffer. It takes 20 minutes for the "I'm full" signal to get from your stomach to your brain, so those loud tunes mean you're more likely to end up overstuffed.
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