Former Wetherspoons employee confirms the reason why customers should think twice before choosing a “premium burger” from the menu.
The budget chain of restaurants is known for offering offers at discounted prices food and beverages, but if you want to pay for your money, there are certain things to avoid, such as the plague, says a former worker.
Robert Kivitz, 23, worked at his local Wetherspoons in Bristol when he was student. He says ordering a jug of alcohol or choosing a premium burger can cause your bill to be very high, reports the Mirror.
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During the two years he worked there, he made his way into the service to become the head in charge of new staff.
He realized that some of the “deals” that people go for don’t actually save a lot of money, and they can even spend more.
Burgers are a popular option, but Robert says this is where you can start losing on the money front.
A gourmet option that costs around £ 6.80 with a soft drink or £ 8.10 with an alcoholic one.
Robert said The sun: “Premium burgers are more expensive – but usually the only difference is in cheese, bacon and sauce.
“Choose classics and add toppings.”
Robert said he used to add bacon to a classic hamburger to reduce his spending while eating online. It costs around £ 1.05, which would mean you pay £ 6.20 for a soft drink or £ 7.50 for a drink.
As for the pitcher, he said: “Customers think you can’t go wrong with the pitcher, and are used to admiring how wonderful they are.
“But if you drink normal alcohol, you will end up saving money and drinking the same amount of alcohol.”
Although prices vary between industries, jugs typically cost around £ 6.99, each jug contains only two double glasses. So if you’re sharing together, you’d better order a double serving and mixer instead, which will cost around £ 3.20 each – saving 59 pence.
This comes after a former Wetherspoons employee revealed a trick used by staff to get participants to spend more money.
Sofia Nasif, who used to work there full time, explained that if she poured alcohol and a mixer for someone, she offered “two” and not “single”.
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This seems to entice those who buy drinks to choose a double – and this trick was supported by psychologists who specialize in consumer behavior.
Sophia said on Wetherspoons on Channel 5: “How do they do it?”: “You say a double word so that it stays in their head first.”
She added: “It worked most of the time because most people went: you know why not? Then I will have a double. “
Psychologist Kate Nightingale added: “You are going for the easiest and fastest solution, so your brain is arranged. If you ask them, twice at first it is much easier for the brain to quickly choose the first option.