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Diners Rail Against Smaller Restaurant Portions in Yelp Reviews

  • Company report points to growing annoyance at ‘shrinkflation’
  • Data show consumers are looking for ways to reduce spending


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Restaurant portions are getting smaller, and diners aren’t happy. 

“Shrinkflation,” or the paring down of serving sizes to offset higher costs, is a hallmark of inflationary environments such as the one the US is currently experiencing. It’s on the rise, and it has gotten so noticeable that consumers are venting about it online, review website operator Yelp Inc. said in a report on activity during the second quarter.