Most people are oblivious to their own mistakes, but they can spot someone else doing something wrong from a faraway distance. It’s the same with restaurants: if you’re the owner, you probably think your place is great, but if you’re a customer, then you’ll most likely notice everything that’s wrong with the place in a jiffy. And sometimes restaurants mess up so badly without realizing it that customers can’t help but snap a picture and upload it to the popular ‘Crappy Designs’ subreddit.
For your perusing pleasure, here are the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème of horribly bad restaurant designs. We hope you like design fails as much as we do, so please enjoy this list in its entirety, click on the upvote button next to fails that you think are worth it, and remember to share with your friends.
You can find more of Bored Panda’s captivating lists about crappy designs and design fails here, here, here, here, here, and here. And here’s one more. So make some popcorn (and save some for us!) because there are plenty of designs to look at and make fun of!
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This Was Hanging In The Bathroom In The Restaurant I Ate At Tonight. Only In China…
Two Different Restaurants. No Affiliation. Located Just Up Ahead
I Love Eating At Restaurant Logo Here
Bored Panda had previously reached out to the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit’s moderators to learn a bit more about the community.
“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the subreddit’s team told Bored Panda. “However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design.”
Stopped In Wisconsin Today… And I’d Rather Not
This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)
Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia
The community’s moderators also said that “the subreddit was created 8 years ago. Currently, there are 1.7 million subscribers with over 2 million page views per month. It is very popular.” At the time of the interview, the community was indeed 1.7 million people strong; since then, however, it has grown to a whopping 1.8 million followers!
A Restaurant In Sicily That Just Ruined My Childhood
This Bowl My Friend’s Dinner Came In
This Painting Inside A Local “Fancy” Restaurant
The Balance writes that there are several things you can do to improve your restaurant’s interior layout and design. For example, when thinking of how many seats you want to squash into your restaurant, you should aim for a golden balance between profit and atmosphere.
The Wendy’s Restaurant In Beaver, Utah Got A New Sign
Seen In A Restaurant In Texas
Saw This At A Local Mexican Restaurant… I Think I’ll Wait
Furthermore, some tables are naturally considered to be ‘bad’ if they’re near the main entrance, the bathrooms or the kitchen; partitions, plants or even screens can help improve the situation.
Wall Painting, That Included Shutterstock Watermark. Took This Photo In Some Cafe In Vietnam
Anyone Want Some Thai Food?
Polish Restaurant – Three Cooks…
Cleanliness in restaurant bathrooms should be one of the top priorities, as should be good air conditioning and pleasant music to keep your customers comfortable. However, even these helpful tips might not be enough to hide serious design fails in some restaurants.