If you’re ordering and paying for extra ingredients at an U.S. restaurant you’re paying on the average a 426% mark-up for extra sour cream, 417% for cheese on a burger, and 525% for any ingredients on a pizza. An unidentified pizza chain has a 636% mark up for meat in their “meat-laden” pizza.
Whataburger, and What-a-burger, both different restaurants, opened on the same day without the knowledge of each others existence.
A restaurant called “The Heart Attack Grill,” with a hospital theme and scantily clad nurse waitresses serves the “Quadruple Bypass Burger” loaded with 9,982 calories. A customer died of a heart attack while eating a there, resulting in customers taking photos of him assuming it was a stunt.
Bistro is not French for Cáfe, but the word Russian cossacks would shout at French waiters, meaning “quickly”.
Servers’ wages, in top restaurants, have increased by over 300% because of tipping, while the culinary team’s wages have only increased by about 20%. Meaning the people serving your food are making a lot more than those who went to school in order to make it.
A man in NJ was charged $3750 for a bottle of wine, ordering it after a waitress told him that it was “thirty seven fifty”.
All restaurants in Wisconsin were required by law to serve cheese and butter with every meal from 1935 to 1937.
In 1996, Mary Tyler Moore offered a restaurant $1,000 to sell her a 65 year-old lobster so she could return it to the wild. Rush Limbaugh then offered $2,000 to eat the lobster. The restaurant denied both offers and kept the lobster as a mascot.
There is an American restaurant chain, “Der Wienerschnitzel”, that contains three German language errors in its name. The gender is incorrect, the restaurant serves hot dogs (not Wiener schnitzel), and a missing space implies that residents of Vienna have been used as an ingredient.
There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh, the Conflict Kitchen, that only serves cuisines from countries that the US is in conflict with. When they started serving Palestinian food, they received death threats.