Sampler (or sampler platter, tray plate, etc) is often used by restaraunts, such as Denny's to refer to a collection of appetizers. Seldom containing much of any one item, but a little of everything that comes out of the deep fryer. An example sampler might come with: shrimp, chicken strips, cheese sticks, some french fries, a few onion rings and the proper condiments for each.