Is 'Today's special' really special?

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  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

    agkm800

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    How often do you order 'Today's special' recommended by the waiter/waitress that's not in the menu?

    Do you even trust that the 'Today's special' is really special?

    Do you even pay attention to the recommendation or do you just pretend to listen to what your waiter is saying?

    As for me, I almost always order what's in the regular menu and never the special.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sometimes it's really tasty. But I don't eat meat aside from seafood, so at most of the restaurants I go to, the specials are not options anyways most of the time. It really depends on the place, though... Italian places in particular seem to do more really interesting specials.
     
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  4. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    ^ Exactly, sad but true. When we have specials, it's because we got a great deal from our major supplier (USFOODS) and we get a lot of product for not so much, so we pass those savings on to you. We did have Lobster for the longest time (special for like six months).

    But other than that, they usually aren't very special unless you like whatever it is that is on special.
     
  5. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the place. Special will sometimes mean "Chef wants to try something new, so we bought enough of it to make X meals today. If it is popular, it might come back in a regular menu item"


    I've had some very good specials that weren't remotely leftovers or reused portions of prior menu items.
     
  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Sam Crenshaw was awesome, but Muffy was cute too...

    (Let's see how many people get this reference. ;) )
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    It depends, sometimes I do and sometimes I pass on it.

    I just went out to eat with the family and they had a chicken parm pizza as a special. I really wanted that, but we had pizza earlier in the week and that would have been too much. Oh well
     
  8. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Ugh...way to make me feel old! I remember that show from when I was little.
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Always buy what you want. Specials are not necessarily going to
    fulfill that requirement.
     

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