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Think How We Eat, Not What We Eat

The Wall Street Journal reported a new research finding, suggesting us to chew more if we want to lose weight. But isn't it obvious? It takes longer for people to eat if they chew more. Studies have shown people eat less if they eat slowly (in this case, chew more). On top of that, food that mixed well with saliva will get digested better. Regardless, it is interesting to see somebody actually making effort to prove the causal relationship. Hopefully, nobody would start eating more unhealthy food because they will chew more of the unhealthy food.

Are Customers Also Responsible for Their Dining Experience?

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I recently read an interesting experiment from a famous restaurant in #NYC, where the owners compared customers' behavior of today and that of 10 years ago.  I wrote an article about it on MultiBriefs.  Here is what was reported by the restaurant (and what I included in the article): 
July 1, 2004:

Customers walked in. 
They were seated with a menu.  Three out of 45 requested for a different seat. 
Customers spent about 8 minutes on the menu before closing it, indicating that they were ready to order. 
Servers instantly took the order. 
Appetizers were served in about 6 minutes (except for complex items). 
Two out of 45 customers sent items back. 
Servers remained attentive to customers. 
Checks were delivered when customers finished their meals. 
Customers left within 5 minutes. 
On average, it took 1 hour and 5 minutes from start to finish.

July 3, 2014:

Customers walked in. 
They were seated with a menu.  Eighteen out of 45 re…