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29 Entertainment-Focused Dining Ideas

From Interactive Food Studios to Poetry-Infused Restaurants

— November 4, 2015 — Lifestyle
As merchandisers attempt to entice people into brick-and-mortar stores in an age when they are faced with continually convenient online shopping options, brands have begun to develop retail concepts that merge the experience of dining and entertainment in order to add multiple layers to every visit.

By hybridizing services, reimagining the dining experience and adding in convenient bonus services that save consumers time and money, brands serve to enhance the overall value of the experience. By combining services and adding in wholly entertaining elements, brands and merchandisers can expand the consumer understanding for what it is a brand offers.

Similarly, this shift toward entertainment-focused, multifaceted dining experience speaks to the consumer interest in patronizing experiential that translate into a status story they can later share with friends and family.
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Sassy Server Restaurants
Sassy Server Restaurants
Ed Debevic's Purposefully Offers Rude Restaurant Service to Customers
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Experiential Japanese Feasts
Experiential Japanese Feasts
The Peace Kitchen Shares Japanese Food and Culture Traditions
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Spanish Food Vacations
Spanish Food Vacations
This Hotel Offers Packages That Lets You Indulge in the Food of Barcelona
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Luxury Car-Inspired Eateries
Luxury Car-Inspired Eateries
'Restaurant 356' Allows Guests a View of the Porsche Driving Track
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Family-Friendly Dine-In Theaters
Family-Friendly Dine-In Theaters
The AMC Theaters 'Fork & Screen' is Designed for All Ages
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Dining Cinema Seats
Dining Cinema Seats
The Movie Theater Seats at the 'Movie Tavern' Provide Folding Trays for Food
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Interactive Food Studios
Interactive Food Studios
The Edinburgh Food Studio has Edible Installations & Educational Courses
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Experiential Dessert Tastings
Experiential Dessert Tastings
The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong's Sweet Soirees Feature a Luxe Spread
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Thematic Movie Menus
Thematic Movie Menus
New York's Nitehawk Cinema Coordinates Food and Movie Choices
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Ritzy Hotel Caviar Lounges
Ritzy Hotel Caviar Lounges
Hong Kong's Ritz-Carlton Added a Luxurious Seven-Person Caviar Bar
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Pop Culture-Themed Eateries
Pop Culture-Themed Eateries
This Pop-Up Restaurant Draws Inspiration from a Beloved TV Series
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Sky-High Lounges
Sky-High Lounges
The Sunset Lounge is Located on the Highest Floor of the World's Tallest Hotel
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Dishwashing Diners
Dishwashing Diners
This Unique Pop-Up Restaurant Has Diners 'Pay' by Washing Dishes
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Upscale Dessert Tastings
Upscale Dessert Tastings
Langham Hotel's Modern Afternoon Tea Celebrates 150 Years of the Hotel
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Hassle-Free Luxury Theaters
Hassle-Free Luxury Theaters
Arclight Pictures Aims to Elevate the Moviegoing Experience
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Experiential Foodie Events
Experiential Foodie Events
'Try My Kitchen' Offers Cooking Classes, Group Dinners and Hosted Meals
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Poetry-Infused Restaurants
Poetry-Infused Restaurants
The Atelier Crenn Restaurant Blends Poetry and Culinary Excellence
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Gourmet Movie Theater Menus
Gourmet Movie Theater Menus
The EuropaCorp First Class Cinema Serves Caviar and Champagne
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Eclectic Asian Eateries
Eclectic Asian Eateries
This Food Bazaar in Thailand Recreates the Experience of Chinatown Indoors
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Cannabis-Inspired Restaurants
Cannabis-Inspired Restaurants
'Cannabistro' is a Pop-Up Diner Serving Gourmet Herb Dishes
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Converted Prison Restaurants
Converted Prison Restaurants
China's Latest Experiential Dining Fad Involves Shackles and a Cell
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Single-Table Restaurants
Single-Table Restaurants
The Pop-Up UNA Restaurant Contains One Table That Seats 12 Guests
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Cajun Restaurant Interiors
Cajun Restaurant Interiors
This Cajun Restaurant in Hong Kong is Inspired by a Fishing Boat
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Multisensory Dining Experiments
Multisensory Dining Experiments
The Sony Multi-Room Audio System Pairs Perfectly with Gastro Fare
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Sensory Dessert Schools
Sensory Dessert Schools
Haagen-Dazs' Ice Cream Master Academy is a School for the Senses
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Cosmic Dine-In Restaurants
Cosmic Dine-In Restaurants
This Retro Diner Mimics the Design of a Drive-In Movie Theater
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Self-Service Restaurants
Self-Service Restaurants
This Automated Restaurant Serves Quinoa Bowls Without Waiters or Cashiers
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Interactive Smart Restaurants
Interactive Smart Restaurants
Ebony Restaurant in Dubai Uses Dining Tables as Interactive Devices
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Atmospheric Timber Restaurants
Atmospheric Timber Restaurants
This Elwood Restaurant Celebrates the Suburb's Literary History
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