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Large Format Win

2011_07_largeformat.jpgFelix Salmon discusses the economics of large format meals arguing the group dining trend is a win for restaurants—diners pay more for food, drink more, and order one large dish instead of dozens of small ones—and for the diners, who are guaranteed prime time reservations, get some theater with their meal, receive special attention from the chef, and don't have to coordinate what everyone is ordering. [GS]