Augmented Dining

Restaurants serve more than just food to enhance patronage
Implications - More restaurants and eateries are straying from the traditional expectation of serving only food and embarking on new ventures that entice consumers with specific preferences. These establishments go beyond a theme; they offer a unique additional service or activitiy—such as animal petting, clothes-cleaning and even tattooing—to draw in patrons who might otherwise not be interested in the food aspect of the business.
SCORE: 4.3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 56,776 Total Clicks Feb 11 - Oct 11
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Fashion Shop Cafe Hybrids - 'Property Of...' Store is Both a Cool Hangout and Retail Establishment
SCORE: 6
Hot 29,948 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 11
Fashion Shop Cafe Hybrids
'Property Of...' Store is Both a Cool Hangout and Retail Establishment
The 'Property Of...' store in Amsterdam is kind of like the "inception" of retail establishments. It is actually a store within a cafe, offering its customers both a laid-back coffee shop in which to hang… [More]
Playful Culinary Hotspots - Hotel Thoumieux Restaurant Gastronomique Engages Your Senses
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 2,723 Clicks Pub: Sep 24, 11
Playful Culinary Hotspots
Hotel Thoumieux Restaurant Gastronomique Engages Your Senses
The culinary world capital Paris has shown its resilience in the face of economic struggles by opening the playfully elaborate Hotel Thoumieux restaurant Gastronomique. The lush styling of the 20-person… [More]
Tattoo Tea Parlors - Get a Tat and Eat a Slice of Cake at Horror Picture Tea in Paris
SCORE: 2.6
Mild 7,784 Clicks Pub: Mar 8, 11
Tattoo Tea Parlors
Get a Tat and Eat a Slice of Cake at Horror Picture Tea in Paris
Horror Picture Tea is not your typical posh tea parlor. This underground-style cafe serves up delectable desserts and eerie tattoos. It also features live bands and a funky urban art gallery. The creator… [More]
Clothes-Cleaning Cafes - Copenhagen's Laundromat Cafe Lets You Do Laundry While Sipping Lattes
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 8,251 Clicks Pub: Mar 12, 11
Clothes-Cleaning Cafes
Copenhagen's Laundromat Cafe Lets You Do Laundry While Sipping Lattes
Copenhagen's Laundromat Cafe is one of the few places in the world where you can grab a cup of coffee while doing your laundry at the same time. The Laundromat Cafe in Copenhagen actually has two locations:… [More]
Pet Store Cafes - The Felis Ristorante and Cat Lounge Lets You Drink Tea and Cuddle Pets
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 5,660 Clicks Pub: Feb 9, 11
Pet Store Cafes
The Felis Ristorante and Cat Lounge Lets You Drink Tea and Cuddle Pets
The Felis Ristorante and Cat Lounge in Utsunomiya, Japan is an interesting cafe where 30 cute felines temporarily live. At this cafe, you can enjoy a cup of tea while cuddling a cute kitten. All of the… [More]
Newspaper-Branded Coffee Shops - Winnipeg Free Press Cafe Invites Interaction With Publication
SCORE: 3.6
Untested 2,410 Clicks Pub: Oct 21, 11
Newspaper-Branded Coffee Shops
Winnipeg Free Press Cafe Invites Interaction With Publication
There has been a rise in the convergence of journalism and community involvement, and one example is the Winnipeg Free Press cafe. The first newspaper-branded restaurant to open in Canada, this innovative… [More]