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To think restaurants are freezing cold these days??

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WatershedMoment Mon 08-Apr-19 21:42:25

Why are restaurants freezing cold? Is it part of a cunning master plan?

"Apparently, restaurant owners and managers have realised that if people are very cold, one of two things will happen: you’ll eat faster to get out of there quicker, or you’ll order more food to warm yourself up. Or, if they’re lucky, you’ll do both. According to Prevention, “German researchers found that lowering the temperature of a dining room by 10 degrees boosted food consumption nearly 20 percent. Apparently the hormones that control your appetite are slower to kick in when the temperature drops.”

WatershedMoment Mon 08-Apr-19 21:42:44

Is it me?

TapasForTwo Mon 08-Apr-19 21:45:28

I agree. I think too many places, not just restaurants, use too much aircon. I hate being cold, and end up wearing several layers when I eat out.

DameSquashalot Mon 08-Apr-19 21:46:54

When we were on holiday the air was turned up way too high. The food went cold before I finished eating.

WatershedMoment Mon 08-Apr-19 21:47:16

Yes, agreed. Last 4 meals Ive been to have been freezing. They have all been part of large US chains (F&Bs, TGIs etc). Wondered if it was deliberate after reading this.

Purpleartichoke Mon 08-Apr-19 21:47:20

Nope. Most are too warm. Main reason I tend to take out instead of eating in the restaurant.

DameSquashalot Mon 08-Apr-19 21:47:28

air con

HirplesWithHaggis Mon 08-Apr-19 21:48:21

I went into a chain restaurant on a beautiful hot sunny day, when I was dressed appropriately for the weather. The air con was so cold I left before ordering. Guess they got their table back fast.

CaptainButtock Mon 08-Apr-19 21:48:38

Opposite for me. I find most restaurants and shops over-heated to an extent that makes me feel ill

megletthesecond Mon 08-Apr-19 21:49:26

If it's cold it plays havoc with my IBS and I'll eat far less than I've planned.

WatershedMoment Mon 08-Apr-19 21:51:43

Was so cold today in chain restaurant we left to go to local caff for coffee to warm up.

NowIKnowHowJoanFelt Mon 08-Apr-19 21:53:13

I noticed this the last two times we are out, but wondered if it was just me. I can't bear being cold so it spoiled my experience and I didn't hang around. Didn't eat more though.

WatershedMoment Mon 08-Apr-19 21:54:06

I actually eat less and drink less cos can't wait to get out.

MarieG10 Mon 08-Apr-19 22:00:26

I noticed a trend 2-3 years ago. But what I do is leave or tell them I won't be coming back and the reason why....seems generally to make them realise

WatershedMoment Mon 08-Apr-19 22:17:14

Yes, Im sure further than 2-3 years ago, restaurants used to be warmer.

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