Restaurants hide ugly patrons in the back, social experiment finds


( - Do restaurants give preferential treatment to more attractive patrons?

No doubt, according to a new episode of the British docu-series “Tricks of the Restaurant Trade."

Researchers on the program found that stereotypically beautiful diners were seated at restaurant tables near windows or in high visibility areas.

But Adam Pearson, a media professional, who suffers from a rare condition neurofibromatosis that leaves his face covered with non-cancerous tumors, went to some restaurants and was either told there was no room or was led to a table in the back of the establishment, reports The Telegraph.