Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Menus are eye candy. "Cumin-Flaked Crispy Chicken" is still fried chicken, which you might normally skip. Descriptive phrases on menus make us 27% more likely to order a food, a study at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign finds.
Before dining out, scan the menu online, ignoring adjectives. Settle on a lean protein and a veggie side, or a salad with a starter, which is usually half the size of an entree.