A McDonald’s in New Zealand Lets Diners Eat Inside a Decommissioned Airplane

A McDonald's in New Zealand Lets Diners Eat Inside a Decommissioned Airplane
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Airplane food takes on a slightly different meaning in Taupo, New Zealand.

That’s because the small resort town on the North Island is home to one of the world’s most unique McDonald’s restaurants, which happens to be attached to a decommissioned airplane. Continue reading »

This Restaurant In Bangkok Uses Cartoon Dragon Dolls As Space Keepers For Social Distancing

This Restaurant In Bangkok Uses Cartoon Dragon Dolls As Space Keepers For Social Distancing
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These guests look special! They are green, they have wings and they don’t say a word. The dragons are of course not living beings, but figures. The owner of a restaurant in the country of Thailand in Asia has placed them at the tables in his restaurant. Continue reading »

Israeli Inventors Have Developed A Coronavirus Mask With A Remote Control Mouth That Lets Diners Eat Food Without Taking It Off

Israeli Inventors Have Developed A Coronavirus Mask With A Remote Control Mouth That Lets Diners Eat Food Without Taking It Off
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The process could get messy with ice cream or sauces, but more solid morsels can be gobbled up in a flash a la Pac-Man in the arcade game. Continue reading »

Vietnamese Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas

Vietnamese Restaurant Finds A Genius Way To Help Their Customers Feel Less Lonely While Social Distancing Using Pandas

A lot of places are starting to open already, but there are still some worries and concerns about keeping social distance between people. Well, a Vietnamese restaurant in Thailand found the perfect solution for how to keep their customers apart—pandas! Continue reading »

A Restaurant In Australia Is Placing Cardboard Cutouts At Its Tables In An Attempt To Make Diners Feel More Comfortable

A Restaurant In Australia Is Placing Cardboard Cutouts At Its Tables In An Attempt To Make Diners Feel More Comfortable
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Restaurants and cafes in New South Wales are preparing to reopen with social distancing measures in place as the state government relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. Continue reading »

This Restaurant In Texas Is Putting Up The Funniest Signs Ever

This Restaurant In Texas Is Putting Up The Funniest Signs Ever

El Arroyo is a pretty well-known Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, but they aren’t famous just for their food. What really puts El Arroyo on the map is their brilliant sign which is changed on a daily basis. Continue reading »

McDonalds Opens A Tiny Restaurant For Bees

McDonalds Opens A Tiny Restaurant For Bees
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Bee colonies around the world are dying at alarming rates. No more so than in the USA, where it is estimated the 44% of colonies were lost in 2016 alone. There are many reasons for this alarming decline, most of which are down to us. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photos Documented Everyday Life At A Fast Food Burger Restaurant of Washington In The 1970s

Fascinating Photos Documented Everyday Life At A Fast Food Burger Restaurant of Washington In The 1970s

Herfy’s was a chain of fast food burger places in the 1960s and early 1970s. Founded in Everett, Washington, Herfy’s had locations scattered around the Pacific Northwest. It was just your standard burger joint fare… burgers, cheeseburgers, fries, the inescapable “orange drink”.

A fascinating photo collection from Tom Tolar that shows everyday life of Herfy’s restaurant in Washington from the 1970s. Continue reading »

A Restaurant In Texas Is Putting Up The Funniest Signs Ever

A Restaurant In Texas Is Putting Up The Funniest Signs Ever

El Arroyo is a pretty well-known Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, but they aren’t famous for their food. What really puts El Arroyo on the map is their brilliant sign which is changed on a daily basis. Continue reading »

“Eating in Virtual Reality”: This Restaurant In Japan Fuses Food With Art For A New Immersive Experience

"Eating in Virtual Reality": This Restaurant In Japan Fuses Food With Art For A New Immersive Experience
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Are you looking for a completely different dinner experience? This new restaurant near Yoyogi Park will most likely fit the bill: somewhat pompously described as a place ‘that will make your life more creative’, Tree by Naked promises a mishmash of virtual reality tech, projection mapping, lighting, music and, of course, a six-course dinner set to complete the tree-themed worldview. Continue reading »

My Fucking Restaurant Is Open For Business In Barcelona, Spain

My Fucking Restaurant Is Open For Business In Barcelona, Spain

My Fucking Restaurant is a modern and elegant restaurant in Barcelona’s Raval where we can enjoy Mediterranean-style tapas and dishes. In this restaurant they bet on proximity produce to give a quality plus to the dishes, which are elaborated with all the skill and creativity of their young and daring cooks. Continue reading »

“Under”: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant To Open In Norway

"Under": Europe's First Underwater Restaurant To Open In Norway

At the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline by the village of Båly, Snøhetta has designed Europe’s very first underwater restaurant. With its immediate proximity with the forces of nature, the restaurant, which will also function as a research center for marine life, is a tribute to the Norwegian coast and to Lindesnes – to the wild fauna of the sea and to the rocky coastline of Norway’s southern tip. Continue reading »

This Restaurant Changes Their Hilarious Sign Every Day

This Restaurant Changes Their Hilarious Sign Every Day

El Arroyo is a pretty well-known Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, but they aren’t famous for their food. What really puts El Arroyo on the map is their brilliant sign which is changed on a daily basis. Continue reading »

Restaurant Puts Fridge In Street So Hungry People Can Take Leftovers

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When a restaurant owner in Kochi, India, saw a homeless woman eating from a trashcan, she knew she had to do something. So Minu Pauline came up with a brilliant idea. Realizing that her restaurant, Pappadavada, had a lot of leftover food, she decided to put a fridge outside so homeless people could help themselves. Continue reading »

So In Sweden, McDonald’s Has A Ski-Thru Restaurant

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“Lovin’ it” or hatin’ it, McDonald’s is a permanent fixture of the modern high street, king of the highway drive-throughs, pioneer of the fast food take-over. But did you expect it to become a part of your ski run? Continue reading »

This New Restaurant Concept In San Francisco Has No Visible Staff

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This restaurant is perfect for those of you who don’t like dealing with people. Eatsa is a new restaurant in San Francisco, where you won’t even see anyone who works there. Continue reading »

This Restaurant Is Designed To Look Like A Teddy Bear Factory

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Thai design firm party / space / design, have created Villa De Bear, a restaurant in Bangkok, where the design is based around the idea of a European teddy bear factory. Continue reading »

Hello Kitty-themed Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong

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A Chinese restaurant with Hello Kitty-themed decorations is seen in Hong Kong, China May 21, 2015. The world’s first Chinese-style restaurant dedicated to the Japanese cartoon has been packed out daily despite not officially opening until June 1, 2015. The eatery features some 37 dishes such as dim sum and fried rice, often served in the shape of the girl-cat. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)
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Wall.e Restaurant Staffed with Robots Opens in Hefei

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A man checks on a robot at a restaurant in Hefei, Anhui province, December 26, 2014. The restaurant, with a space of 1300 square metres and a total of 30 robots to cook meals, deliver dishes and welcome costumers, was reported to be the biggest robot restaurant in China. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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A Prison Themed Restaurant in China

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This picture taken on September 9, 2014 shows a waiteress handing over food to customers at a prison themed restaurant in Tianjin. As more themed restaurants are popular in China, a “prison style” restaurent in Tianjin is aimed at reminding people to observe the law and to be good citizens. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)
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Robot Restaurant in Eastern China

Located in Kunshan, eastern China, the restaurant relies on over a dozen machines for tasks such as greeting customers, waiting on tables and cooking basic meals. The eatery becomes the third café in the world to rely on the use of robot employees, potentially giving a glimpse into how future businesses could operate. Speaking to a local newspaper, owner Song Jugang explained that the robots cost around £4000 (≈6600 USD) – the same as the yearly pay for a human employee. There are drawbacks to using the robots which is why Mr Jugang still relies on humans, hiring a handful to work in the kitchen and cook dishes too complex for their mechanical countrparts. The futuristic machines have a limited vocabulary and take two hours to charge enough to complete a five hour shift but give an insight into how far robot technology has come.

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot carrying food to customers in a restaurant in Kunshan. It’s more teatime than Terminator – a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)
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Burger Kitchen Restaurant in Warsaw

Burger Kitchen Restaurant in Warsaw
Upscale burger joints aren’t exactly breaking news. In fact, it’s pretty surprising that the trend hasn’t tailed off already. Testament to the fact, we guess, that a decent burger and some rough ‘n’ ready decor go a long way.

The latest place in Warsaw to take a ride on the wave is Burger Kitchen. You’ll know what to expect, as they’ve ticked a fair share of the usual boxes: 100% Angus beef patties, brioche buns, warehouse-y space in a state of fabricated dilapidation. Once you dig a little deeper, though, it’s clear that these guys have gone the extra distance to distinguish themselves. The homemade ketchups, tomato and jalapeno, bring the tang in a big way, and form a winning combo with the hyper-crunchy, skin-on, triple-fried fries (cooked in trans fat-free veggie oil).

Burger-wise, the house special — with caramelized red onion marmalade, Mimolette cheese and Calabrian sausage — is a solid option, but for our money, keep it simple and go for the classic cheeseburger. The pickles are crisp, cheese oozes out the side and the fresh onion gives it just the right amount of zing. Admittedly, the burgers could be bigger and are a touch pricey at around 25zł (without sides). There’s a silver lining in tow though: You’ll have room for their awesome, creamy NYC-style cheesecake. Continue reading »

Chinese Restaurant Owner Told to Pull Down Two Gigantic 50ft Naked Buddhas from Establishment’s Roof

Chinese Restaurant Owner Told to Pull Down Two Gigantic 50ft Naked Buddhas from Establishment's Roof
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A Chinese restaurant has removed two naked 50ft statues of Buddha from its roof just two days after putting them up because they offended believers. The statues were a reference to a old Chinese wives’ tale involving Buddhist monks, which features one of them scrambling over a wall to try some soup. Buddhist followers, known for their peaceful ways, were so angered by their religions leader being used as an advert that they began protesting outside the eatery, demanding the figures be taken down. Continue reading »

BYDŁO i POIDŁO Meat-ing Place – New Restaurant in Warsaw

BYDŁO i POIDŁO Meat-ing Place - New Restaurant in Warsaw

BYDŁO i POIDŁO (in english „Cattle and Beverage”) Meat-ing Place is a Warsaw restaurant serving prime beef specials and a wide variety of alcoholic beverages from all over the world. Continue reading »

Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

Tokyo's Robot Restaurant

In a restaurant down an alley in one of Tokyo’s best-known red light districts, four massive female robots wink and wave as they lumber to the beat of traditional Japanese drums and a Lady Gaga dance tune. It’s show time at the “Robot Restaurant,” a high-tech take on the city’s decades-old cabaret scene that puts a friendly, if unusual, face on the robot technology in which Japan is a world leader.

More than half the world’s industrial robots are used here, but the featured performers at the brand-new venue, which owners say cost 10 billion yen (US$125.8 million) and took three years to build, are 3.6 meter-high, custom-made female robots with facial features controlled by the club’s women dancers.

The lower half of each robot resembles the iconic Japanese character Gundam on wheels, while its curvaceous human-like upper body is clad in a futuristic gladiator outfit. They have blonde, brown or red hair with blue or green eyes. Each is controlled by two bikini-clad women, who perch in a high seat attached to the robot’s stomach and control the facial features and legs using joysticks attached to the seats for the hour-long “Fighting Females” performance. (Photos by Yuriko Nakao / Reuters / Tokyo Scum Brigade) Continue reading »