« Last post by Slartibartfast on Today at 10:34:59 AM »
Olive Garden has new sandwiches on a giant bread stick bun. We wanted to try it.
We went to Olive Garden, we were seated. I looked at the menus to realize they were dinner menus, with no mention of the sandwiches. I asked for lunch menus and was told they don't offer the lunch menus on the weekend. They don't make the food on the lunch menus on the weekend, aside from the standard pasta, soup, salad, etc.
Wait, lunch is a weekday-only meal? Is this the latest diet fad?
A local restaurant famous for large portions by me is willing to serve breakfast items at lunch or dinner time (and most items from lunch/dinner menu can be done at breakfast or for take out before lunch time starts - you just have to ask). Not sure why some places won't serve lunch menu items at dinner time. My dad likes that if he is craving an omelet with hashbrowns or a traditional eggs/meat/toast/potatoes breakfast at 5pm, he will be able to order it!
Because if they offer a "lunch portion" and a "dinner portion" concurrently, a chunk of people are going to order that lunch portion. They'll want to pay $3-$5 less for what's really just $1 less of food - all the other costs (cook, server, electricity, overhead, building maintenance, etc.) are the same. The only reason lunch prices are cheaper is because of demand - if they cost the same as dinner prices, people wouldn't go there as much.