Why You Should Always Avoid the Free Bread At Restaurants

If you’ve ever been to Olive Garden, you know that the first thing the server brings to your table is a basket of their all-you-can-eat breadsticks. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered why they do it and how they afford to. It’s quite simple. It’s because eating bread causes a spike in your glucose levels. That will make it more difficult for you to turn down other foods, prompting you to order more than you normally would. You order more food, they bring you some more bread, and then they offer you a dessert that’s nearly impossible to resist. All of that translates into more money for the restaurant. So, the next time you’re dining out and you’re offered free bread, try to resist the urge — your wallet will thank you.