I have noticed that when we all go out to a restaurant that even though

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
February 25, 2008 10:20am CST
we have enough room after the main course, although often we might ask for a people bag, no one asks for the dessert. Now yesterday when we all went to Tony Romas, today being my birthday, and most of us ordered the Thai noodle salad, no one ordered the dessert. Now I love cheesecake, and had there been some there, I would have ordered some, but since no one wanted desssert and I am sure some of them would have loved the chocolate cake, or the apple crisp or even ice cream, we all said no thank you. Now it does not matter whether we ask for a people bag or whether we eat most, or tell them not to pack it up, no one asks for a dessert. I think it is, in my case, I do not want to appear piggy. So for those who go out and skip the dessert, what is your reasons for doing so?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I am usually to full to eat it and then most times dont want any but on my birthday they told us we could take it home so we did and didnt cost any more for it was my birthday comp.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
I sometimes cannot finish all that I order, because they give big portions and I do not want to order the child's or the senior's size because they do not have that much selection. So what happens I take the stuff home and eat it later. It is specially when we order stuff with rice. They seem to put enough for four people rather than just for one.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I know exactly what ya mean they do here too always good for another meal at hiome
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Jul 08
Usually when we are in a restaurant here in Winnipeg, I will order the regular size because then I can pack the remainder and eat it at home, but we went to Saskatoon in the weekend, and I could not exactly eat the regular portion and we could not put it in the fridge in the Motel, so we all ordered Senior portions.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
I usually go to places where they dessert is included, if not, I don't order dessert because it is two darn expensive, cakes depending where you go can be 10.00 a slice, yes that is true in montreal, and even it it 5.00 if your meal was already 15.00 or 20.00 that t5.00 extra is just too much.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
We only go out on birthdays and special occasions, so $20.00 for a meal is all right then. But $10.00 for a slice of cake. They must be robbing you blind there. What do they use? Gold plated cutlery and diamonds on every plate?
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
montreal has restaurant that are haute cuisine meaning the highest class restaurants, so you get family restaurant that serves moderate food or you can go out if you want and eat a meal that cost over 300 dollars, we do have rich people here in Montreal!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Jul 08
I go to Tim Hortons and family type restaurants and with the two of us, we usually run to $25 in all. I could not afford the haute cuisine restaurants. And my French is terrible, so I doubt that I could get the waiters in Montreal to understand me. I would have to point and make signs.
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• Australia
28 Feb 08
I never miss desert, if I have room! lol. Chocolate mousse is my fave, and if it is there, I will have it!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
It is just that it was my birthday, and we hardly have cheesecake. The only time I have it is when there is a bridal or birthday shower and one of the ladies always brings a cheesecake along. But my husband thinks that I am going to make a pig out of myself, but in reality just a tiny sliver of cheesecake is all I need and I usually store the rest in the fridge until I want another piece. One time it took me four days to finish one slice.
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• Australia
11 Jul 08
Either way, it lasts in your household! lol. Not in mine! I'm on a see it and eat it diet at the moment, but feeding 2 so it is more acceptable. Just don't tell my partner how many stashes of snacks I really have! lol. Cheese cake can be overly rich sometimes, but oh so irresistable at the same time! I could go some right now! lol.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Jul 08
I finally got some Cheesecake, two servings, but not at the same time. The first was when we went to Applebees, and they had those mini cheesecakes in those bowls, and the next was when we were in Saskatoon last week and we had a brunch at the Heritage Inn and they had the dutch cheesecake, the kind that is so creamy and i had some there. It was delicious.
• Canada
26 Feb 08
First of all happy birthday and I hope that you enjoyed your birthday celebration! :) AS for not getting the desert well it is generally the cost...My son usually gets a meal from the kids menu and so his ice cream is included and my husband and I generally do without to save money however on my birthday I would likely get the dessert and treat myself! :) Thanks for the discussion! ~Heavens~
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• Canada
26 Feb 08
Birthday Cake - Beautiful Cake with Rose
Since you did not get your dessert.... Here is a special cake foryou :) Have a wonderful day!! ~Heavens~
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
That looks so delicious! Thank you!
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• Canada
8 Mar 08
You are very welcome :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!! ~Heavens~
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Happy belated birthday! I don't usually get dessert when we go out, because I can't eat that much at once. I usually only eat about half of my food anyway, and my husband takes the rest of it for his lunch later that week.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
We hardly get cheesecake at home, so the only time I get it is at a bridal or baby shower, or in a restaurant. I also take a lot of the entree home with me, so there is no reason why I cannot pack a piece of cheesecake in with me. It is not as if I am going to make a pig of myself and eat it all on the way home in the car. And no one has looked at me funny when I did ask for the food to be packaged. In fact, the servers usually do not expect anyone to finish it all up. They expect us to take it home.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
29 Feb 08
usually after eating the main course I am to full for dessert I rarely have dessert. Happy late birthday!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 May 08
Thank you. Here in Canada, in the restaurants we go to, not many people are able to finish the main course, so the restaurant asks if you want to take them home and most everyone says yes, so we get them in those styrofoam containers (Oh you cannot heat them in the microwave they melt.) It is easier to order dessert like a pie or cheesecake and take it home as well. You know, I wonder what the people do who are traveling through the city. I guess they have to eat everything right then and there, although most motels do have fridges in them.
@rcaira7 (145)
• United States
26 Feb 08
So sorry noone ordered desert for your b-day. I notice this happens too. Personally I love desert, but I love food more so the only reason I don't order is if I stuffed myself too much with food. Other than that bring on the chocolate cake anytime!! And for a b-day, I will at least order 1 desert for the whole table to share with a bunch of spoons....you must celebate the birthday!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
I do not even finish the entree. I put it in the take home styro foam package and eat it later on either that night or the next day. I can do the same with a slice of cheesecake, so there is no need for me to say no. And it being my birthday, if we had not been at Tony Roma's that does not have cheesecake, I would have ordered it, but then I might not. Hate to be the only one who eats desserts even if it is later and not being small ---
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I'm usually no longer hungry after the main course, so I usually skip dessert. Also, I don't like to pay the ridiculous prices they charge for something like a scoop of ice cream or a slice of cheesecake. I wait until I'm home, and I can have cookies or ice cream for a later dessert. However, if I really want something, I will get it, and I'll take some of my dinner home to have enough room.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 May 08
I figure the seven or so times a year we go out to the restaurant, having a little dessert would not hurt me. And I figure if it is a cheesecake, that is something I could not substitute ice cream or pudding at home. I can just as easy take the entree we did not have at home. After all, no one eats everything in one lot, we usually take it home and when it is a birthday or a holiday, we have already figured it was a treat and if they were worried about the cost, they would tell everyone not to order the Steak and Lobster because they have only so much to spend.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
I really do not like sweets at all. I am over weight anyway so it's good I don't like sweets. My husband is diabetic and he's overweight as well, the big difference is he loves sweets.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
I like sweets, but not that much. I can take a small bit. That is why, if I get cheesecake, it will take at least four days to finish it off. My husband, on the other hand, if he gets a chocolate bar, will finish it off in one chomp. You can get those diabetic sweets. There are quite a number of overweight people here in Manitoba (the almost six months of winter here) and we get those diabetic and no sugar candies in most of the stores here. Oh and I heard there is also diabetic cheese cake.
• United States
25 Feb 08
Most of the time I skip dessert because I am full. If it's my birthday, though, I will usually have something unless I have a dessert at home. The cost of it and the huge size of it is another reason. Most places give you huge pieces of pie/cake now days. When we do order it, we order one and get 3 spoons! lol That saves money and no one feels guilty about leaving so much of it! Oh, and Happy Birthday!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Mar 08
We used to go to Montanas, and the server said that one dessert would do for all four of us. So when we go to Olive Gardens, I try to order a dessert because I love cheesecake, but this time we went to Tony Romas and I can make their desserts at home.
• United States
25 Feb 08
well some people might not want to make the bill any higher =/ or mabye there on some diet or something.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Mar 08
I think it is the case of not wanting the bill to be higher. It is sort of inborn in my family and I suppose in my daughter-in=law's family, which leads me to wonder : are Germans just as stingy as Scottish and Dutch? :)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I am not one of the people you mention as no matter how full I am I order cheesecake for dessert and if I cannot finish it I ask for a doggy bad for it. No way am I leaving any cheesecake uneaten! LOL
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
That's what I do, only I call it a people bag. In no way, am I going to give any cheesecake to a dog!:)
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
Most of the time I am full, but there is no law or rule that says every once in a while you can't treat your self to dessert, I would have announced that seeing as its my birthday and I am having my favorite dessert, and go ahead and order it, some may have joined you or not, but it is a treat for your self and not something you would usually have at home. I also find them a bit expensive but come on once a year you just got to treat your self to a much loved dessert, Belated birthday greetings.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
Birthday February 25. If Tony Roma's had cheesecake I would have had some even if I had to ask for a people bag. Maybe I should write to the head office, requesting they put that on the menu. :)
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
25 Feb 08
First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! And seeing as it is your birthday I am sure that no-one would have thought you piggy for having a dessert. You went out for a birthday treat and should have treated yourself to a birthday dessert. :-)
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
Birthdays today and thank you. I feel rather confused. NOw that I am 65, do I have to act old? Don't want to. I did not want a dessert at Tony Romas, they are what I can make at home. NOw if we went to Olive Gardens, which is he!! to get into because it was so popular, I would have asked for a people bag to put the cheesecake in and the main course, because I never can finish it all off.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
26 Feb 08
Firstly, Happy Birthday suspensful. As for me I like to know what's on offer for dessert, and if it's something I really enjoy, I'll make sure I leave some room for it. I find desserts at a restaurant give you a chance to have something you would rarely cook for yourself at home, but love to eat, chocolate cheesecake is one of my favorites.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
Unless we are far from home and we are not staying with relatives or there is no fridge in the motel, we will take what we cannot eat home with us and have it later. So there is nothing, except for the cost, of not ordering cheesecake. It is not as if it were ice cream. That you have to eat because it would melt in the car.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
20 Jun 08
Yes! Doggie bags are great. Aren't they?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Jul 08
Besides we cannot eat everything and we did pay for the food. Too bad, we cannot use them when we are on a trip, so we have to leave the stuff on the plate. I do not mind leaving fries, but some of the stuff was so good, I wanted to eat it the next day.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I would always want dessert, but the main reason I don't is cost, some desserts are just too expensive, and if you add in 2 kids and another adult, you can add up to another 20.00 to your bill..
• United States
25 Feb 08
Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday comment
I tried to leave this picture comment on your profile, but it wouldn't let me, so I am leaving it here..:) Happy Birthday..
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Mar 08
We find our bill is quite high so that is one reason we do not order dessert, but I sometimes cannot resist cheesecake! And thanks for the birthday wishes. I have no idea why you cannot get in to leave a comment,though.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
25 Feb 08
My eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I always tend to order too much before it comes to dessert time. I often skip it because I can't fit anymore in. My hubby and son have on occasion taken a doggy bag home with just dessert. Now that he is diabetic we are avoiding all take out at the moment and desserts.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I also forgot to wish you a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Mar 08
Thank you. I am trying to watch my weight so I dare not take any dessert home in a doggy bag, but sometimes the temptation is just so great. The good thing about Tony Roma's is I can easily make the desserts at home, but when we go to Olive Gardens, I have to resist not ordering their cheesecake, but sometimes I just cannot resist so I have some and eat it at home. It will take two or three days because it is so rich, but I do make it!
• United States
22 Jul 08
I always think that I might save room for desert, but if my dinner is REALLY good, i wont! I am usually soooo full by the time im done eating that dessert isnt appealing to me at all. I usually have to wait an hour or 2 before im ready for some sort of dessert.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
22 Jul 08
Up here in Canada, if we are eating close to home, that is we can get home before it is time to get to bed, we will ask for a people bag so we can take the food home, but well if you cannot finish the main course, how can you order the dessert? So you are left at a standstill, either eat it all and have no room for dessert, and take some home and be guilty about ordering dessert. I found that if I order the senior portion, then I have enough room for dessert. And if I decide that I have too much bread or potatoes and leave them then that is all right as well.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jun 08
Since I am usually on my own when i eatout I do order dessert as I want to have some fun when I 'eat out as I do not do this every day so why not enjoy myself while I am here. So I do not skip dessert. shame on me lol lol lol
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Jun 08
I used to order dessert when I was on my own, but I am seldom on my own when we go out. And I tend to follow the one who pays the check. I should not. My husband ordered a blt but he ordered it on white instead of whole wheat, and I was sort of depressed so I did not notice. Back to the discussion, I love cheesecake, and if we are in a restaurant that has cheesecake, I get rather down if he wants the check before they ask if anyone wants dessert.
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Usually the desserts are expensive which is a turnoff. Who wants to pay four USD for a piece of cake?! That is a lot of money. Second, most of the restaurants give you way too much food so why would you want dessert? I generally get dessert if people are going to share it or I make sure I get a small dinner so I have room. So that are various reasons I have given you suspenseful. Pablo
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 May 08
Ah yes, but most restaurants we go to know that there is too much entrees, so they give takeout containers. So even if there is too much to eat, I can at least take desserts home. And the only dessert I am interested in is cheesecake. It is usually just a small square because it is easier to cook in a large rectangular pan than the pie pan. And in some restaurants, they will sell you a pie pan of the cheesecake so that you can have it when you invite a whole lot of people over or decide to have everyone over for dinner. The only times we go to restaurants are at special occasions and we know that, and have the money aside for that. At least my husband does. I think he complains so much about the cost of food so he can have money for this and that.