Diners Eat More If Their Servers Are Overweight

January 11, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Eric W. Dolan wrote about an interesting psychological study:

  • A study found that diners were four times more likely to order dessert if their server had a BMI over 25 – making them overweight.
  • They were also 17.65% more likely to order alcohol.
  • This seems to be because the waiter or waitress sets the social norm.
  • It also means that chains like Hooters that rely on their wait staff’s sex appeal may actually be losing money by having slim servers.

Read other details about the study here.

Source: PsyPost