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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.

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