Recent restaurant innovations


#1

Bet the LME have had this for ages now, but I was in a restaurant last night that had a button on the wall next to your table that you pressed when you needed someone to come take your order etc. It made a bulb light up on a big board that was visible to the whole restaurant.

I’m a fan. Seems like it made the waiting staff’s life easier, and meant I didn’t have to do the awful thing where you desperately try to catch the eye of the staff when you need something.


#2

Was this your first trip to Yo Sushi?


#3

fu sadpunk


#4

Excuse me, I’m more of a Japas man.

It wasn’t (technically) a chain restaurant, ACTUALLY.


#5

Chain or not, you’re not getting away with suggesting this is a recent innovation.


#6

I suppose it’s better than someone clicking like an utter cunt or waving their hand around like a ninny, still something a bit stilted and dehumanising about it though so overall kindly place it within the ocean thanking you.


#7

I don’t get out much.

Also I don’t go to Yo Sushi because I’m a better class of human than that, obviously.


#8

Was this the Cambridge Smokeworks by any chance?


#9

You know the Brazilian restaurants where you flip cards if you want more meat?

No one pays attention to that


#10

Nightmare going out with #continentalfriends for whom this is perfectly standard and not considered rude.

Not a problem for me anymore, though, because they’re all getting the fuck out of this sinking ship and moving back to their respective home countries, so thanks for that, David Cameron.


#11

It was not, but same owners.


#12

I have never seen this before, so it is an innovation to me.

Sounds good


#13

Thank you for your much-needed support itt.


#14

When you say restaurant, you mean the Sidney Street Sainsbury’s, and when you say a bulb, you mean a red light because you’ve made a hash of putting your shopping into your shopping back, right?


#15

Yep didn’t realise this but went for food with #workmates the other day and the way one of us behaved, who does happen to be Spanish, actually mortified me.


#16

Sound. I actually spoke to the waitress in the Smokeworks about it and she said she really preferred it as a system.

Only works in small restaurants though really.


#17

waste of time

if i’m still conscious then i want more food, obviously


#18

Seems like this is both the future – great idea and gets rid of the problems you’ve mentioned, but also like it was around in the good old days. I can imagine an old school diner having something like this, with cool neon lights on the wall for each table. But I might just be thinking of Grim Fandango or something.


#19

Yes.


#20

And you’re sure you weren’t just on an aeroplane?