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How to approach restaurants about dissatisfaction

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How to approach restaurants about dissatisfaction

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observor | | Aug 4, 2009 08:01 PM

I am getting sick of paying relatively large amounts of money and not getting much in return for it. It seems restaurants are doing whatever they can to not give you much for your cash. I had an 8 dollar steak and cheese the other day with literally about 1/4 cup or so of meat to it, and chips (didn't even come with fries, which would have been a dollar extra). Had a tiny bowl of gumbo...11 dollars.

But I also don't want to appear cheap and/or gluttonous, but it makes me mad when you feel ripped off. It's not even so much getting ripped off as why do people want to screw you over? Why not be somewhat fair about it? In Europe you see pictures of the food you will get, and with most other products in the US you have some idea of what you are getting, but not with food. How would you go about saying you don't think a meal was big enough? Do I even have a right to decide whether it is a fair deal or not?

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