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17 Secret Waiter Tricks That Diners Never Notice

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Kasandra Brabaw of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 18: When you’re a server or bartender wanting to rake in some tips, it’s in your best interest for customers to drink more, eat more, and genuinely enjoy the time they spent at your table. All of these things lead to a bigger tip in your pocket—and smart servers have learned how to play a game so subtle, most diners don’t realize it’s happening.Through understated waiter tricks that play on our psychology, restaurant servers encourage us to buy more expensive drinks and dishes or be a little more generous with the tip than we normally would.It might help you recognize when you’re being played, or just make you feel a little less special when your server hands you an extra after-dinner mint.Here are 17 things to notice about your waiter the next time you dine out, and be sure to also look out for these 20 Sneaky Restaurant Tricks You’ve Likely Fallen For.

17 Secret Waiter Tricks That Diners Never Notice

When you’re a server or bartender wanting to rake in some tips, it’s in your best interest for customers to drink more, eat more, and genuinely enjoy the time they spent at your table. All of these things lead to a bigger tip in your pocket—and smart servers have learned how to play a game so subtle, most diners don’t realize it’s happening.

Through understated waiter tricks that play on our psychology, restaurant servers encourage us to buy more expensive drinks and dishes or be a little more generous with the tip than we normally would.

It might help you recognize when you’re being played, or just make you feel a little less special when your server hands you an extra after-dinner mint.

Here are 17 things to notice about your waiter the next time you dine out, and be sure to also look out for these 20 Sneaky Restaurant Tricks You’ve Likely Fallen For.

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