Restaurants Stop Playing Hard to Get

At least they are in New York City, where a little attitude can generate some all-important buzz. And I just love this illustration, though in it Mario seems unusually, well, svelte (not to mention the fact that I’ve never seen him not wearing shorts).

I’m seeing some new menus pop up around Columbia, but I’d be interested in other things restaurants are doing to bring in customers. Any ideas?

(Update: Apparently it’s a real photo and he really is losing weight. My guess is a good 50 lbs.)


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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  1. Unfortunately, many restaurant owners look at economic depressions as reasons to lower costs by dropping the quality and or size of portions served. In my opinion, this is self-defeating as the majority of clientele go to restaurants for their food. If the restaurants cut too much quality or quantity, the customers would probably away. Now, what will make us as customers want to return? I suppose excessively friendly service…

    This past year Gotham Grill saw a decrease in sales by 40%. This just goes to show that there is nothing more valued than a paying customer. When any business needs customers, their behavior is much more caring. When the economy was strong, businesses could almost choose who they would allow in and who they would turn away. Now with the poor economy, people can’t afford to eat out as much.

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