Researchers studied whether subtly being exposed to different colors could change tipping behavior.
Studies show a weak relationship between tip amounts and quality of service. But the color gold seems to have a way of making diners feel wealthier – and more generous.
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Lighting, layout and music can determine whether you’ll be grabbing a quick bite or staying a while.
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The color scheme, the music, even the weight of the servers – all can play a role in getting customers to spend money.
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Expected tip size isn’t the only thing that influences the quality of service.
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Blacks and Hispanics do tip, on average, less than whites. But research shows waiters aren’t only motivated by economics when they offer inferior service.
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Racial disparities in tip size can’t be explained by discriminatory service.
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Within the US restaurant industry, blacks are generally considered comparatively poor tippers. One recent survey of roughly 1,000 restaurant servers from across the nation found that 34% thought blacks…
Restaurant blogging is not simply an exercise in consumerism gone wild.
Smartphones at the table. Food blogs. Photographs of perfect meals posted online before anyone has taken a bite. Amateur restaurant reviews. Many people don’t just want to cook good food and eat it. They…