Latest news

Here at Ecomax HQ we are always striving to keep up to date with the latest industry news, trends and offerings. We welcome you to check in with us for the latest in hospitality views, reviews, news and offers. You can register for our email updates or follow us on Twitter @ecomaxcatering to get immediate notification of our latest news and special offers

Diners happier to order desserts from larger waiting staff

A recent study has been released by the Cornell University, New York, showing that diners order more food and desserts when they are served by overweight front-of-house staff.

The survey studied 497 interactions between diners and servers across 50 restaurants in the United States, 58.8% of the sites studied were small, independent restaurants but some big chains such as TGI Fridays were included in the study.

The research found that diners are four times more likely to order desserts from servers with a BMI of 25 or over, putting these servers in the ‘overweight’ category. The study also concluded that the customers BMI, sex or ethnicity had no effect on the results.

Post Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

click here to log in

To sign up for our newsletter, please fill in the fields below and click the submit button

We'd love to send you money off vouchers, exclusive offers and notification of sales and newsletters from Eco Catering Equipment & Ecomax Catering by email. We will not share your information with anyone else and you will have the opportunity to opt out at any time.