Experiential Serving

A desire for thrills prompts whimsical serving in dining experiences

Implications - Restaurant goers are indeed looking for a satisfying meal, but they're also seeking a unique experience, which is being answered with adventurous forms of food delivery at restaurants. The shift toward restaurants that incorporate memorable, entertaining aspects like robotic servers appeal on the basis of being appropriate for a wide range of ages, and providing both sustenance and an experience.
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VR-Powered Hotel Dinners - Ibiza's Hard Rock Hotel Hosted a Samsung Gear VR Gastronomy Experience
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Warm 5,109 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 15
VR-Powered Hotel Dinners
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VR Dining Experiments - 'Project Nourished' Pairs 3D-Printed Food with Virtual Reality
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This Year and Warm 2,016 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 16
VR Dining Experiments
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Roller Coaster Restaurants - This Abu Dhabi Restaurant Delivers Food Like Theme Park Rides
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Average 10,838 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 15
Roller Coaster Restaurants
This Abu Dhabi Restaurant Delivers Food Like Theme Park Rides
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Gamified Pop-Up Eateries - The 'Meal of Fortune' Pop-Up is Part Restaurant and Part Arcade
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Warm 4,419 Clicks Pub: Feb 29, 16
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‘Meal of Fortune’ is unique dining experience that was recently held by ‘Mouth Arcade’ and ‘Theory Kitchen.’ While many restaurants have been experimenting with... [More]
Flying Restaurant Servers - These Robotic Drones Deliver Customers Their Orders in Lieu of Servers
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Mild 575 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 15
Flying Restaurant Servers
These Robotic Drones Deliver Customers Their Orders in Lieu of Servers
These flying restaurant servers might just be the solution customers are looking for when it comes to poor service in dining establishments. Infinium Robotics, a Singapore-based company that... [More]
Robotic Fast Food Servers - Carl's Jr. is Testing Out Employee-Free Locations That Utilize Robots
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Mild 444 Clicks Pub: Mar 18, 16
Robotic Fast Food Servers
Carl's Jr. is Testing Out Employee-Free Locations That Utilize Robots
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