What is this unappetizing item on many menus?
Extreme extra charges for eating appropriate portions. Sometimes as much as 75 percent more.
Here's what they look like. These were taken from actual online menus. It's like they are proud to be charging you so much more for eating correctly sized portions.
$4.00 entree split plate
Sharing charge of $7.00 per person
A sharing charge of $7.50 will be charged for any one dinner served for two People. This will include an additional salad and side dish
All items sold a la carte
Shared Entree Charge - $10.00 per person
Plate Sharing Charge $5.00Why do we continue to put up with these charges? Isn't restaurant food expensive enough? Aren't the portions too big?
If you want to be healthy, then restaurants will punish you. Stop this portion poison. Tell every restaurant, you won't pay extra.