Restaurants are savvy. They’re in business to take your bucks and don’t want you to think about spending them – especially when you’re looking at a menu. That’s why – may restaurants, especially those at a higher price point — you won’t see a dollar sign next to the menu choices. Dollar signs – or […]
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Have you ever been ready to order your usual meal when something on the menu seems to reach out and grab you? Those long tentacles aren’t a fluke, but a product of creative phrasing and mouth-watering words. Bacon and eggs can turn into a “fluffy omelette made with farm fresh eggs, leafy spinach, and crisp […]
Pity the poor chicken cutlet stuck in the middle of the pack! Where a menu item is positioned could be the difference between running out of it at that meal or having it reappear as hash or soup the next day. People tend to remember the top two items and the one at the bottom […]
Not everyone reads the menu the same way. Actually, reading a menu can be a little like reading a newspaper. Think about it – where do your eyes go first? Researchers have studied what most of us do and savvy restaurateurs make good use of their findings when they design their menus. Where Do Restaurants […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.