Overweight waiters make you order more food, says study

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Overweight Waiters Cause Diners to Order More

The amount of food you order at a restaurant could be determined by the size of the person serving you, a new study has found.

Researchers at Cornell University in New York and the University of Jena in Germany found a direct correlation between the two.

The study revealed that diners who were served by a person with a high Body Mass Index ordered significantly more food than people who were served by lighter waiters/waitresses.

In fact, diners served by overweight waiters were four times as likely to order desert - and they ordered almost 20 per cent more alcoholic drinks.

Researchers believe that the server sets a social norm for the meal, and having an overweight server makes it more acceptable to order more.

Do you order more when you're served by a 'larger' person? Tell us in the comments below.

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