Short film: The mind-blowing feast of a three Michelin-star restaurant

DiverXO—a three Michelin-star restaurant in Madrid, Spain—is known for its radical flavors and textures. Eating there is not just about the food. It's an experience for the senses that might not blow your brains off literally, as they show in this short film, but in some ways it certainly does. NSFW. » 10/13/14 7:22pm 10/13/14 7:22pm

This guy collected 75,000 McDonald's items over 50 years

This is Mike Fountaine, a guy who has spent almost 50 of his 60 years in this planet collecting stuff from McDonald's. From more than 1,000 cups and glasses to dozens of Happy Meal boxes, he has a 75,000-object collection, fully catalogued, divided in 389 categories displayed over two miles of shelves. » 5/06/14 11:49pm 5/06/14 11:49pm

The Restaurant of the Future Was Going to Revolve You

Today's restaurants love automation. Whether it's conveyor belt sushi, iPad ordering or drones that bring your food right to the table, restaurant owners are always looking for a gimmick that attracts customers and might just save them some money. But back in the 1920s, an inventor in Michigan had his own idea for… » 6/24/13 2:42pm 6/24/13 2:42pm

We Could Soon Be Ordering Food on Rubber-Coated Tablet Menus

A new mass-market service called E la Carte is now testing their tablet menu at twenty different restaurants around Boston and San Francisco. The tablets are specially rubber-coated, and won't die out on you when you're ordering because they've got day-long battery life. Sure, iPad menus have been done before! But… » 4/21/11 2:00am 4/21/11 2:00am

Deli Touch Ordering System: One Swipe of a Pen Will Bring You Meat

Unless I'm in a fancy restaurant, I generally don't need to interact a whole lot with the wait staff. When I'm dining at Chili's, its all about getting my fajita as quick as possible. The folks in Japan realize that a middleman is not always necessary, which is why they are developing products like the Deli-Touch. » 2/19/08 6:00pm 2/19/08 6:00pm

Soundog Audio System is a Sports Bar Enthusiast's Best Friend

If you have been out for an evening of fine dining recently at Buffalo Wild Wings, T.G.I Fridays, Beef O' Bradys or Applebees, you may have noticed a Soundog wireless audio system in your booth. The device allows visitors to home in on a specific TV set in the restaurant and listen to the audio. In other words, no… » 12/03/07 6:00pm 12/03/07 6:00pm

Korean McDonald's Becomes First Restaurant to Offer RFID-Based…

Soon you'll be able to skip the lines at Korean McDonald's. Instead, just sit down, pull out your cellphone and pop in an RFID adapter to place an order. All you need is a phone that is compatible with the RFID adapter and can download the McDonald's ordering application. The idea of a fully autonomous Mickey D's is… » 9/17/07 2:30pm 9/17/07 2:30pm