I think these are some intriguing ideas - especially offering less expensive while same quality/quantity dishes at off-peak times. The discounts leading to less waste are a major plus, too.
In principle, it sounds like a good idea. But I couldn’t really tell whether the lower prices would be pre-set (like cheap matinees) or fluid (like flash sales). The former appeals to me; the latter does not.
I can see both. That Super Bowl example was a good one IMO.
Oh, I agree. And I’m not opposed to that strategy. I’m just unlikely to base a decision about where to eat on what’s suddenly on sale. But who knows, I could be converted.
Chez Panisse has been doing a form of that for years.
Happy-hour menus are the same idea, especially at places that have them both early and late.
As you can imagine, in Reno there are generally two happy hours due to the 24/7 nature of the casinos.