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World of Warcraft-Themed Restaurants

Extreme Gamers Find MMORPG Heaven in China

— December 14, 2008 — Lifestyle
WoW is right: A 'World of Warcraft'-themed restaurant has just opened up in Beijing, China. It features a front entrance that is an exact reproduction of the game's opening sequence and menu items inspired by game elements and characters.

Nearly every aspect of 'World of Warcraft' has been implemented into the themed restaurant. There are terminals strategically placed around the restaurant to allow diners to play 'World of Warcraft'--in lieu of an intermezzo, perhaps? The main dining room is called the Hall of Snow Storms and features a giant World Tree at its center.
Trend Themes
1. Gaming-themed Restaurants - The rise of gaming-themed restaurants presents an opportunity for innovative and immersive dining experiences.
2. Virtual Gaming in Public Spaces - Integration of virtual gaming terminals in public spaces allows for a unique and interactive customer experience.
3. Brand-partnered Restaurants - Collaborations between popular brands and restaurants can lead to an increase in foot traffic and brand awareness.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality - Hotels and restaurants can take advantage of gaming-themed spaces to attract younger and tech-savvy customers.
2. Gaming - Gaming companies can create partnerships with restaurants and enhance their gaming experience through in-person events and virtual terminals.
3. Branding - Aligning with a popular brand can boost a restaurant's visibility and increase engagement from loyal fans.
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