A guy made a fictional restaurant the #1 restaurant in London using trip advisor and fake reviews. He served microwaved food and customers said it was the most exquisite food they ever tasted.
Hooters was founded on April 1, 1983 by a group of six businessmen called the Hooters 6. They chose April Fools’ Day as a joke because they believed it was going to fail.
There’s a restaurant in New York that doesn’t employ chefs; they employ grandmas. Every day, a different grandma from around the world designs her own menu.
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.