The shot-glass desserts that spread through casual dining last year have left a question in their wake: What’s next? With low prices stoking interest in mini-desserts, restaurateurs of all stripes are trying new Munchkin-sized options to convince guests not to forego a check-fattening treat after the main course. Many of the recent efforts have focused on miniaturized versions of items that already were on menus. The eight-unit Big Bowl casual chain, for instance, reportedly cut the ...

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