This ad's food porn made me so hungry I'm now hypnotized

This commercial for Japanese restaurant Yugo—a very cool place in Madrid, Spain, decorated like a World War II Japanese bunker—is making me drool so much that I'm afraid of drowning in my own saliva. I want to stuff my face with a bucket full of those broiled toro nigiri. That's the only thing in my mind right now. » 3/25/15 12:46am 3/25/15 12:46am

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

New bacon-in-everything restaurant looks deadly delicious

Brutus is a bacon's lover dream come true. Located in Montreal, Canada, the restaurant will use bacon in all their dishes. It's probably half a heart attack but I'm drooling just by looking at some of the food that will be served there. » 8/21/14 7:19am 8/21/14 7:19am

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

Where Hipsters Eat, Visualized

You probably turn to Yelp to look for single, stand-out restaurants and businesses. But there's a lot of data inside all those reviews, which can make for fascinating analysis—letting you spot trends across geographic locations. » 7/02/13 4:29am 7/02/13 4:29am

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

How Yelp Scores Make or Break Restaurants

Smart diners rely on restaurant reviews to find good food. But a new study investigates for the first time the complex relationships between online ratings and real-world success—and reveals that losing just half a star can leave a restaurant in ruin. » 9/03/12 6:00am 9/03/12 6:00am

London Olympics Will Have World's Largest McDonald's

The London 2012 Olympics, athletic event to top all athletic events, will be honored with the installment of the largest McDonald's fast-food restaurant on Earth. Seems a little ironic, no? [Eater via FoodBeast - Images via McDonald's / Flickr] » 4/27/12 9:40pm 4/27/12 9:40pm

McDonald's Outside of America Looks Way More Awesome

I'm jealous of the French two days in a row. McDonald's has commissioned designer Patric Norguet to redesign its 'restaurants' in France and he's come up with a stunning redefinition of the most popular fast food chain in the world. It's fit more for Michelin star restaurants than McDonald's. » 1/05/12 10:00pm 1/05/12 10:00pm

Ness for iPhone Helps You Pick Restaurants Without the Annoying…

Right now, when I want to find a place to eat, I fire up Yelp. Which is fine, until I pull my hair out reading some weirdo reviews from annoying holier-than-thou reviewers. Ness is different, they try to cut them out. » 8/26/11 3:20pm 8/26/11 3:20pm

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

Pop-Up Restaurant Will Sit Atop Famous Buildings and Mountains

Swedish appliance giant Electrolux is commissioning a series of restaurants to temporarily sit on top of famous buildings and mountains in Europe. Yes, the idea is insane and no, we have no idea how they got permission to do this. » 3/11/11 12:00am 3/11/11 12:00am

Geeky Restaurant Puts Their Menu Inside a Periodic Table

What's more nerdy? The fact that the restaurant is called the Miracle of Science Bar & Grill or that their menu is re-fashioned into a Periodic Table or that I really want to take a road trip to eat there? » 12/31/10 11:00pm 12/31/10 11:00pm

Sushi Restaurant Uses Sushi Robots and Control Centers to Cut Costs

Kura, a sushi chain, focuses on efficiency and turning a profit. So much so that they've eschewed traditional sushi chefs for sushi robots, a large staff of waiters for conveyor belts and restaurant managers for a control center with video link. » 12/31/10 10:00pm 12/31/10 10:00pm

High-Tech NYC Restaurant Takes Orders On iPads

London has the Flash-based, Bluetooth-ordering Inamo restaurant. Germany, the waiter-less kitchen. Japan has ramen vending machines, and soon, New York's midtown will play host to a restaurant with a 240-square-foot screen, displaying tweets and Foursquare check-ins. » 5/27/10 1:00pm 5/27/10 1:00pm

First Commercial 747 Is Now a Crappy Restaurant in Korea

It may not be in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list and, looking at it, you don't have to wonder why. But this rusty Korean restaurant is special: It's the first commercial 747 ever flown. » 4/22/09 9:00am 4/22/09 9:00am

Fully Automated Robo-Restaurant Tested (Verdict: Delicious, Fun, No…

A BBC News crew went to Germany to try 's Baggers, the robotized, fully automated restaurant in which there's not a single waiter in sight and plates float over your head on steel rails to reach your seat, Futurama-style. And apparently, they loved it. » 4/08/08 7:00pm 4/08/08 7:00pm

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