Bestaurants

Restaurants go to extremes to get viral attention and keep customers coming

Implications - Traffic-inducing restaurant gimmicks are more important than ever with increased demand for unique dining 'experiences'. If restaurants surpass the test of a strong opening, they still need to innovate in order to retain fickle patrons, hence the rise in wacky extremes to hold customer interest.
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Caged Treehouse Restaurants - The Yellow Treehouse Opens its Doors in New Zealand
SCORE 5.3
Warm 57,423 Clicks Pub: May 21, 09
Caged Treehouse Restaurants
The Yellow Treehouse Opens its Doors in New Zealand
The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant is near Auckland, New Zealand and is nicely perched 30 feet above the ground in a giant redwood tree. The actual restaurant is shaped like a birdcage with wooden panels… [More]
Ex-Con Cooks - 'Conviction' Restaurant Employs 13 Former Inmates
SCORE 3.5
Mild 6,670 Clicks Pub: May 17, 09
Ex-Con Cooks
'Conviction' Restaurant Employs 13 Former Inmates
Open in Toronto, Conviction is a restaurant staffed entirely by inmates. Run by celebrity chef Mark Thuet and his wife Biana Zorich, Conviction restaurant is run by 13 staff members who are freshly paroled… [More]
Prison-Themed Restaurants - Alcatraz in Tokyo
SCORE 5.4
Warm 20,104 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 08
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Alcatraz in Tokyo
Alcatraz is a prison-themed restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. This establishment is a bit too quaint and esoteric for my taste, but if this place holds some allure for you, then you will undoubtedly get a… [More]
Treetop Restaurants - The Yellow Treehouse
SCORE 5.1
Warm 20,603 Clicks Pub: Nov 18, 08
Treetop Restaurants
The Yellow Treehouse
This stunning treehouse restaurant was designed by Pacific Environment Architects in New Zealand. The company was commissioned by the country’s Yellow Pages as part of a promotion for the phone book. The… [More]
Dining For a Penny? - Credit Crunch Initiative from ‘Little Bay' Restaurant in London
SCORE 2.6
Mild 12,236 Clicks Pub: Feb 10, 09
Dining For a Penny?
Credit Crunch Initiative from ‘Little Bay' Restaurant in London
Great credit crunch news. Now you can dine out and pay what you like. A London restaurant, called Little Bay, situated in Ferringdon, London, has scrapped its checks. Instead of charging a set price for… [More]
BBQ Spas - Jones Serves Up BBQ Food and Foot Massages
SCORE 3.9
Mild 8,135 Clicks Pub: Apr 24, 09
BBQ Spas
Jones Serves Up BBQ Food and Foot Massages
The recession has caused a lot of businesses to rethink their strategy and expand into areas never before considered. Many do this by setting up Facebook pages, Twittering or expanding their product lines.… [More]
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