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More on the economics of dessert in decline

Parties that might have finished their dinner in a little over an hour instead linger for closer to two when they opt for dessert. And they stay the extra thirty minutes while consuming only a fraction of what they did … Continue reading

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Why I don’t like desserts

I’ve been challenged on this point many times in the last few days. People, let me stress there are two different propositions: 1. “I don’t like desserts.” 2. “I don’t like desserts (with economist’s hat on).” I meant mainly the … Continue reading

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Are desserts in decline?

I hope so. Todd Kliman writes: The problem is that restaurateurs are unwilling to charge more than $30 an entrée. That number has held steady for years, the Maginot Line of the industry. Forced to look elsewhere, they’ve sought to … Continue reading

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