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Seamless Is Making Us All Fat and Restaurants Couldn’t Be Happier About It

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If you’re getting Seamless tonight, beware: according to the takeout experts at Domino’s, you’re about to order way more than you meant to order. Good news for Domino’s, bad news for your waistline. Also, your wallet. (If you are one of those hyper-disciplined people who can successfully set aside “leftovers” at the beginning of the meal and not finish the remaining cheesy bread because it’s there, ignore this. I admire you.)

Back in the olden days, when we rode in buggies and made calls on our telephones, we called up restaurants and generally ordered whatever we usually ordered, a Domino’s rep tells Co.Labs. Now, though, we scroll through an endless online odyssey of possibilities. There are extras and add-ons and side dishes. With the touch of a button, we can impulse-add mayonnaise, get extra samosas, spring for the chicken parm sandwich in addition to our pizza because life is short and mortality is real and the sandwich is there. And so we get fatter. And so we get poorer.

Not that it’s all bad, let’s be clear about that. If you hadn’t ordered excessively online, for example, you might never discover just how good those samosas at your local Indian place are (so, so good, is the answer). That would be tragic. Live a little, you know? But if you’re watching your diet or your budget, consider picking up the phone — you have to interact with a person, yes, but on the bright side, you’re more likely to feel good about your dinner in the morning.

[h/t Daily Mail]