I’m sure restuarants are feeling the economic pinch as much as the rest of us – gas prices alone can cause spider webs in a piggy bank. Add to that the price of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies…and Heaven forbid you want to buy new clothes!
Okay, rant over.
Restaurants are getting kind of sneaky when it comes to dealing with the economy. I’ve noticed several restaurants are giving less food but, of course, still charging the same price. Cracker Barrell, for example, is one of my favorite restaurants – but they’re getting as tight as bark on a tree or jeans on a 14 year old emo boy. The portions are a lot smaller than they once were (heck, even the okra seems smaller!) and they aren’t nearly as generous with their bread, butter, and jams as they once were.
A lot of people have noticed that McDonald’s Fillet of Fish sandwich is smaller than it used to be, too.
(Speaking of McDonalds, don’t forget that they’re launching a huge publicity giveaway today. They’re wanting everyone to try their new chicken sandwiches. For today only, when you buy a medium or large drink, you can get one sandwich free. Pretty cool. If I can get into the parking lot, I’ll probably try one.)
Anyway, back to the sneaks. Click the following link to see how restaurants are coping with the times by sneaking up on our money. Sneaky Restaurant Tricks.