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Restaurants: smaller portions higher prices

September 29th, 2008 at 06:13 pm

There is a common pactice currently going on in the restaurant industry. In the last month or so I have noticed consistently that all their menus have changed. The prices have increased. Some much higher on average then others, but what they all consistently have in common is smaller portions.

I understand raising the prices. I mean, these are hard times. But, come on, smaller portions, too? I mean we do notice things, most of us.

I work hard for my money. I want to get what I pay for. High gas, food, energy, and everything else personally affects me too.

Eating out is a choice. I've decided to eat out one time a month. Our solution: we decided to increase our grocery spending to accomodate the things I like when I eat out. Also, we will get food to go, so we do not have to leave a tip, and use coupons (like buy-one-get-one-free).

I'm trying to hold on to as much money as I can. The world indeed wants to separate us from our money, but they will have a hard time getting mine.

3 Responses to “Restaurants: smaller portions higher prices”

  1. gruntina Says:

    I am all for the smaller portion. I do think Americans in general eat too much. However I am not liking the smaller portions and price increase at the same time.

  2. Caoineag Says:

    I can think of a few restaurants in my area that need to shrink their portion sizes...I would prefer they just shrank the portions and left the price as is.

  3. Reporter Says:

    I'm a journalist working for AFP television (this is the French AP).

    I'm doing a tv story on people in New York City eating less in resstaurants and more at home.
    I'm looking for someone in this situation who can testify.

    if you're interested, could you please e-mail me ASAP at and I'll give you more details.


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