A study out of New York found you'll order more food and drinks at a restaurant if your server has a few extra pounds.

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The researchers looked at nearly 500 diners in 60 different casual restaurants. They found that diners with heavier wait staff were four times more likely to order dessert and ordered 17% more booze than diners with slender servers.

"A fun, happy, heavy waiter, might lead a diner to say ‘What the heck’ and to cut loose a little,” writes lead author Tim Doering. "A heavy waiter or waitress seems to have an even bigger influence on the skinniest diners."

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.