Radical Restaurants

Innovative dining concepts re-imagine the food service industry
Implications - In the restaurant business, dining is often about either the food or the experience, or both. However, the industry is seeing an entirely new breed of restaurants in which the foundation of the business itself is radically different. For example, the Basis restaurant in Amsterdam, which encourages customers to bring their own food, and the extremely exclusive restaurant at California's Disneyland that requires a $10,000 to $20,000 "initiation" fee. While food and experience are still marketing factors among these establishments, the fundamental business model and approach to food service behind each sets them apart from the other players in the industry.
SCORE: 4.3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 19,512 Total Clicks Aug 11 - May 12
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Rehab Restaurants - 'Cafe Therapy' in Prague Helps People Overcome Drug Addictions
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 5,382 Clicks Pub: Mar 21, 12
Rehab Restaurants
'Cafe Therapy' in Prague Helps People Overcome Drug Addictions
Cafe Therapy is a restaurant, cafe, shop and social enterprise in the Czech Republic’s bustling capital, Prague. Their mission is to help people overcome drug addictions through art therapy, and... [More]
Deliciously Priceless Bakeries - The Panera Pay-What-You-Can Cafes are Abolishing Hunger
SCORE: 4.8
Mild 3,864 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 11
Deliciously Priceless Bakeries
The Panera Pay-What-You-Can Cafes are Abolishing Hunger
The recent recession has left customers pinching their pennies and spending more wisely. At the same time, prices in produce and ingredients is skyrocketing, forcing restaurants and grocery stores to raise… [More]
Interactive Health Dining - Tanita Shokudo Restaurant Gives Patrons Tools to Make Smart Choices
SCORE: 5
Mild 4,141 Clicks Pub: Feb 3, 12
Interactive Health Dining
Tanita Shokudo Restaurant Gives Patrons Tools to Make Smart Choices
The Tanita Shokudo restaurant is changing the game when it comes to healthy dining. When you're trying to lose weight or eat well, going out for dinner can be a stressful affair, but at this restaurant,… [More]
Vibrant Opportunity Dining - Cafe Create Employs People Who Have Been Homeless
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 2,519 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 12
Vibrant Opportunity Dining
Cafe Create Employs People Who Have Been Homeless
Cafe Create is a social enterprise in the UK that provides elegantly presented dishes both in their Leeds restaurant and through their catering services in Sunderland, Manchester, Doncaster and Leeds.… [More]
Self-Serve Craft Beer Stores - The Growler Station Offers Unique Brews for Those On-The-Go
SCORE: 4
Mild 2,548 Clicks Pub: Feb 14, 12
Self-Serve Craft Beer Stores
The Growler Station Offers Unique Brews for Those On-The-Go
The Growler Station is a New York City beer shop that offers its customers craft beers to go. The Growler Station lets customers fill 64-oz. glass bottles called Growlers. The Growlers are resealable and… [More]
Bring-Your-Own-Food Bars - 'Basis' Restaurant in Amsterdam Lets Customers Feed Themselves
SCORE: 4.1
Mild 1,058 Clicks Pub: May 22, 12
Bring-Your-Own-Food Bars
'Basis' Restaurant in Amsterdam Lets Customers Feed Themselves
In a clever response to the economic crisis, ‘Basis’ restaurant in Amsterdam is allowing customers to bring their own food into the cafe. Eating outside of the home in Europe tends to... [More]