Journal article

To Choose or to Reject: The Effect of Decision Frame on Food Customization Decisions

Anish Nagpal, Jing Lei, Adwait Khare

JOURNAL OF RETAILING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Food retailers increasingly allow consumers to customize their food by either choosing items from available options or rejecting items from a pre-prepared set of options. In this study, we examine the effect of these two decision frames (choose vs. reject) on consumers' food customization decisions. Specifically, we depart from the previous literature's focus on the quantity of items and examine the effect of decision frames on the nature of items included in the customized food. The results of a series of studies show that decision frames influence the relative number of healthy versus unhealthy items included in the customized food, and that this influence is further contingent upon the va..

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