Have you ever agreed to meet a friend for dinner at a restaurant you’d never eaten at before?
If so, you probably had to look at the menu for several minutes before you were able to decide what to order.
This usually isn’t an issue if the restaurant is new to both you and your friend, but if your friend is a regular customer he/she probably already knows what they want to order.
That means they’ll have to sit there counting the squares in the tile floor while you go over the menu several times.
Luckily, this issue is usually very easy to avoid…
All you have to do is look at the restaurant’s menu online before you leave to meet up with your friend at the restaurant!
These days most restaurants have their current menus available on their websites, and that even includes many local non-chain restaurants.
If you happen to forget to check out the menu before you leave home you can always do it with your phone while you’re waiting for your dinner partner to arrive.
Once you’ve been seated at your table, looking at the menu will be little more than a quick formality since you already know what you want to order!
Checking out the menu in advance offers several advantages:
1 – You can take your time and thoroughly check out all the offerings to give yourself the best chance of choosing a meal you’ll really like.
2 – You can carefully compare the costs (in terms of both price and calories) of the options you’re inclined to consider for your meal.
That can help you save money as well as choose a healthy meal!
3 – Your dinner partner won’t have to wait while you check out and compare all the menu options.
Pretty simple, right?
And now, to finish up, here’s a fantastic short video that discusses 18 tricks restaurants use to get you to spend more money (or help them make more money overall). Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.