Out-on-the-towners in Manhattan have a new reason to pay attention to the stock market: the new Exchange Bar & Grill plans to move food and beverage prices according to demand. A traditional Wall Street ticker will flash menu prices as they change, making it the ideal date spot for econ nerds. Here's more:
Customers can move prices for all beverages and bar snacks such as hot wings ($7 for 6 pieces) or fried calamari ($9). The prices will fluctuate in $.25 cent increments, but will most likely plateau at a $2 change in either direction. A glass of Guinness starts at $6 but could be pushed to a high of $8 or a low of $4, depending on popularity.
The owners freely admit the stock exchange theme is a gimmick, but hope the good deals will fill the bar. The shtick reminds me of the diner that pulled in big business once it adopted a no pricing policy. Are you eating it up?