There has been a lot of talk recently about customers’ demands for smaller portions, and the wave of better-for-you options that restaurants have introduced over the past couple of years have achieved more success than naysayers predicted.Still, most customers like to indulge, and restaurants can boost their check averages by enabling them to do so.When it comes to dessert, a gigantic $8 slice of mud pie might seem like overkill at the end of a meal—especially after all those New Year’s ...

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