Would you like pickles with that?
A tear just streamed down my face in the name of gender equality.
Instead of shutting down Hooters to appease activists, the obvious answer was to open a restaurant that’s demeaning to men. Now both sexes can be shamed equally. Hip, Hip, Hooray!
The joint in question is called Tallywackers, and it’s opening next month in Dallas, Texas. If you think there’s a sexual innuendo in that name, yeah, the owners know. That’s the point.
The restaurant will feature scantily clad men serving up what is sure to be a 5-star cuisine. The menu reportedly includes pizza, pasta and, wait for it… hot dogs. (Sadly, that’s not a joke.)
The unusual idea got me thinking about what other strange restaurant concepts exist around the globe. Below are some of my most interesting findings.
I know what you must be thinking: HOW CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION?
Unfortunately, you’ll have to travel to Taipei, Taiwan to visit this bathroom-themed restaurant. You sit on toilets, you eat out of toilets and you look at toilets on the wall. They also serve chocolate ice cream – and that’s no coincidence.
CABBAGES & CONDOMS
Countries with a “tie” sound in their name sure know how to create hygiene-questionable restaurant themes. This gem happens to be located in Bangkok, Thailand. (We couldn’t make that up.)
The condoms on the sign out front look so frickin’ happy. This MUST be the Thai version of the Magic Kingdom.
HEART ATTACK GRILL
Comfort food that will kill you. That’s the theme of this popular Las Vegas eatery. Choose from such tantalizing options as the 1/2 Pound Coronary Dog or the Octuple Bypass Burger. While you’re waiting for your food, you can even scribble down your will on a napkin.
Located in Singapore, The Clinic is where people tend to head right after dining at the Heart Attack Grill. Chefs “operate” on food at this medical-themed establishment in an open kitchen.
DANS LE NOIR
This restaurant chain has locations in Paris, London and Barcelona, among others. What makes it weird? You dine in the dark. Supposedly, your sense of taste will be enhanced this way. It’s also the perfect place to meet that Match.com date for the first time.
Head to Nuremberg, Germany and you’ll find the world’s first automated restaurant. Real people still cook the food, but machines handle the rest. Be sure to tip your conveyor belt at least 20%.
Well, this Volterra, Italy restaurant looks delightful enough. What could possibly be so strange about… Oh, real prison inmates will be serving my meal? AND cooking it?
Don’t worry, as required by law, I’m sure these criminals wash their hands thoroughly after using the restroom.
No, the staff doesn’t surround your table with screaming babies. At Disaster Cafe, you get a steak with a side of real simulated earthquakes.
Don’t believe me? Check out the video proof below.