We've all had some less-than-ideal dining experiences, but when Twitter asked people for some #SignsOfABadRestaurant, things quickly became extreme (in typical Twitter fashion). Let's take a look at the best of the worst below.
The first thing you should do is try to take a peek into the kitchen.
If the “head chef” is actually a microwave, flee.
Unless you recognize the device from its very own Food Network show.
You can tell a lot about a restaurant by the staff.
Are they eager to be there?
Sure, no one is eager to be at work, but still…if they don’t seem like they totally hate their job, then the place might be all right.
(See? We can put a positive spin on this stuff!)
Asking your server for recommendations is a good way to discover a restaurant's best dishes.
But if the waiter’s recommendation is to get out of there, you should probably take their advice. They essentially work on commission, so a comment like that speaks volumes.
If you see any members of the staff eating the food, the restaurant is probably OK.
There are some dark secrets behind the doors of most restaurants. If that’s not enough to keep staff from eating, then you’re golden.
Be sure to carefully inspect the menus, too.
This menu coming with a “barf bag” is the weirdest move ever.
But it’s nowhere near as bad as this next one.