8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus

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    All retailers have “tricks” to get you to buy what makes them the most profit. They’d be stupid not to.

    Here’s what restaurants – and fast food outlets – do:

    1. They limit your options.

    2. They add photos

    3. They manipulate prices

    4. They use expensive decoys

    5. They play with your eyes.

    6. They utilize colors

    7. They use fancy language

    8. They make you feel nostalgic

    Keep that in mind the next time you’re tempted to order “Grandma’s Chicken Soup.

    Details @ 8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus - Mental Floss - Pocket
     
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    Marketing 101. Not exactly a shocking revelation my friend.
     
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    Longknife has good threads, though.
     
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    I'm a really bad consumer. None of that shit works with me. Particularly offensive are the pictures and ads where they show a burger slavished with a thick piece of meat and tons of juicy topping piled high and what you actually get barely shows out of the bun. That crap ought to be illegal and why I don't do fast food. What they are advertising and promising the buyer they do not really get. The law ought to require that they show pictures of what you actually get! Then you might not buy it at all. o_O
     
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    I'm.not saying he doesn't.
     
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    Yeah, I know. I was just casually speaking.
     
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    I'm a shit consumer too...I almost always know what I want when walking into the joints.....The silly meaningless marketing buzz phrases like "signature crafted" actually turn me off.
     
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    I don't know about the rest of the list, but I do believe this part of it.

    God bless you always!!!

    Holly
     
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    Doesn't work on me because I don't eat fast food.
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    That shit always looks good on TV doesn’t it?
     

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