The secret tricks that waiters use to get you to spend more in restaurants

YOU might think that your eyes are too big for your stomach, but are waiters actually to blame?

Serving staff have revealed the tricks they use in order to get diners to eat, drink and ultimately spend more.

From leaving out the smaller size option to giving out free samples of wine in order to tempt customers into ordering more, waiters revealed their secrets on a thread on knowledge website Quora.

But it means that diners who are on a budget or watching their waistlines can use this information to make sure they avoid these dirty tricks.

One fine dining waiter Chris Jones revealed his recipe for a hefty cheque.

It involves getting to the table before the diners have settled, never offering cheaper drinks as a ploy to get them to order more alcohol and even bringing over samples of wine to get them in the mood for drinking.

But its when it gets to desert that he begins the hard sell.

He said: "You have to be creative. Sometimes you bring actual desserts to the table so they can see what they look like. Other times you offer to split them up in the kitchen so it’s not too much."

Another poster said he'd been trained as server in a fast food chain to push larger options on to customers.

He said: "If you carefully listen the counter staff very often tries, when repeating your order, to sell you a medium or large size of whatever item as well as some dessert or add on price drink item.



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"…This results is larger or additional orders- 90 per cent of people do NOT complain and say that they haven’t order large fries or drinks or whatever."

"As a student I was actually working a few weeks for a fast food chain and the above trick was part of the job training."

But what's in for the waiters? Well a hefty bills usually equals a more generous tip.

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