Order by the waiter

Tim Döring and Brian Wansink’s “The Waiter’s Weight
Does a Server’s BMI Relate to How Much Food Diners Order?” look into a curious empathy related phenomenon: diners food order seem to be influenced by waiters’ body mass.

Alcohol, and dessert particularly, showed a greater response to waiter’s body mass than main courses.

It is tempting to see ironic backfiring in the fact that restaurants with discriminatory hiring practices favouring lean-figured staff may be selling less drinks and sweets that are a particular fat slice of their profit.