As the economy continues to falter, the word “recession” has become a part of the country’s daily lexicon. It has infiltrated every industry from banking to retail, and now even restaurants have joined in, offering patrons recession specials and even whole menus in order to keep them eating out. Even such high-end establishments as Philadelphia’s Matyson are now including new budget-friendly items to their menu. Jaunted reports that the trend has spread overseas with Auberge Micael’s, one of South Africa’s only five-star restaurants, introduction of a $22 tasting menu.
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