Turns out when you get the feeling that a restaurant is pulling something over on you, it's because it probably is. Urbanspoon revealed 10 restaurants secrets, and some of these industry practices may surprise you-but some may be things you figured out already. Read on to prevent being burned in the future.
The second-cheapest bottle of wine is marked up the most: Think you're pulling a fast one by choosing the second-cheapest bottle of wine on the list so you don't look too thrifty? Think again. Restaurants have caught on to this maneuver, and thus make that bottle the one they make the most money on. Just give in to your stingy side and order the least expensive one. Who cares if they judge?
Wait times are made up: Which is why a 15-minute guess can stretch to 30, or vice versa. Hosts just quote their best guesses, and they're often better off making it longer so that you're pleasantly surprised when your table is ready far faster than you thought. And, the longer theyRead More »from 10 Things Restaurants Won't Tell You