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98/365: Excess

98/365: Excess

Convenience drove me to Five Guys for lunch yesterday. I ordered a single-patty burger and the smallest portion of fries available. I was rewarded with the offer of a second patty for free (I declined) and a "topper" of fries that more than doubled the already-slightly-too-large "regular" portion.

As someone who can still remember how comparatively small a large drink or side was in the early 80's, I am increasingly aghast at the out-of-control portions we're served at restaurants, which we're compelled to consume in the name of "getting our money's worth".

I've hit a place where I'd honestly be happy to pay two-thirds the price for half the food--the restaurant's margins would be fatter and mine would be slimmer.

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