How do smartphones influence your dining-out experience

How do smartphones influence your dining-out experience

27.AGO.2014
While you are awaiting your order in the restaurant, you are sliding your finger on your smartphone’s screen checking out those amazing food pics, all of them gathered with the hashtag #foodporn on Instagram. When you eventually have your order in front of you and you eat your first bite, you feel disappointed. Perhaps the dish is not good? Absolutely not, it is only that the photography social network has played a trick on you. It has been proven that looking at Instagram pictures before eating might your future meal less pleasant. This phenomenon is explained by the fact that gastronomic images supersaturation at which we are exposed to in this social network provides us the perception that we have already eaten that food, albeit we have not done so, actually. Despite smartphones have eased many aspects of our daily life, they are facing certain complications in the restaurant business, at least at a priori stage. Apparently, the mere fact of having a smartphone on the table, even if one is not using it, might harm interpersonal…

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