This Bathroom-Inspired Restaurant Has People Eating From Toilet Bowls

The world is packed with some pretty strange restaurants.

But in the highly competitive world of food service, restaurants are doing everything in their power to stand out.

The fact is, you could probably get a cheeseburger everywhere, but the experience of getting that cheeseburger will ensure whether or not a person decides to return to your establishment. Which may be the reason why the Cheesecake Factory decided to make its interior just so unique.

Or why in the world this PF Chang’s in Edgewater, New Jersey has two gigantic Mongolian Horse Sentinels standing outside, scaring off anyone who parks in the restaurant’s lot just to saunter around the nearby boardwalk, which is something I totally don’t do with my family on a regular basis.

But these restaurants just have notable designs. They’re like the Gordon Gartrell sweaters of the culinary world.

What about other restaurants that are just plain disgusting? What about a restaurant that has you literally eating out of toilet bowls and thinking about gross bodily functions while you slurp down on something with a texture not that dissimilar from feces?

I mean, no one would actually eat there, would they? 

Actually, they would. What you’re looking at up above is a bathroom-inspired restaurant located in Taipei, Taiwan.

At Modern Toilet, customers can expect to chow, slurp, and swallow dishes straight out of toilet bowls.

The walls are decorated with tiles. The restaurant’s hot pot dish is served in a toilet. People drink out of small urinals. The chocolate ice cream they serve as a dessert is colored and swirled to most closely resemble feces and is served in a tiny ceramic bidet.

Twitter wasn’t too thrilled about the prospect of eating out of something you would ordinarily use for bodily functions.

I mean, if a fictional electric mouse creature is telling you the idea is bad, then it’s probably pretty, pretty bad.

For some Twitter users, eating at the restaurant wouldn’t be that much of a stretch.

For others, well, they were just conflicted.

What about you? Would you ever want to slurp on some ramen from a toilet bowl?

It’s worth mentioning that, of course, no one actually used these bowls as toilets before serving the food.

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Restaurant Introduces 'Clear Pumpkin Pie' And People Have Some Issues

I dunno what everyone’s up in arms about, because the people who made this are straight up genius. 

Alinea is a restaurant in Chicago that has for years been considered one of the finest restaurants in the world, earning a preposterously rare Three Star rating from Michelin. The fella at the helm is Grant Achatz, and I watched his episode of Chef’s Table, and he is a staggering culinary genius with an incredible story: Dude lost his sense of taste to cancer and got it back. And resumed creating insanity like translucent pumpkin pie. 

I’m in. Because of madness like this:

You might look at this pie and think, what happened? This is wrong.

But that’s because you haven’t seen Grant’s episode of Chef’s Table, and therefore you are not yet a believer. This guy served a balloon as desert and diners loved it. 

Behold: disbelievers.

The upshot of all this is that Alinea is something like $ 170-350 a  person, so very few of us will be able to personally try the clear, wondrous pie. So just do yourselves a favor and watch that episode of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. And save up, I guess.

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Restaurant Ships Milkshake Across The Country For Dying Woman's Last Wish

Emily Pomeranz, 50, was recently moved to a hospice in Arlington, Virginia, after doctors diagnosed her with pancreatic cancer. And when her friend, Sam Klein, payed a visit, he found out that she had one last wish – to enjoy a mocha milkshake from Tommy’s Restaurant in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where the two grew up together. 

In a Facebook post that’s now gone viral, Klein explains the extraordinary lengths that the restaurant went to to try and get the milkshake the 375 miles it needed to travel without it melting. 

After some research and help from his local UPS office, Fello figured out a way to make things work. Fello told Fox 8 Newsthat he put the milkshake on dry ice and paid $ 123 for overnight shipping. After, 370 miles the milkshake arrived as if it was just made. 

Emily passed away soon after, but Klein says he’s happy that the restaurant worked so hard to grant her wish. 

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Muslim Restaurant Owner's Payment Policy Is Going Viral For All The Right Reasons

Marché Ferdous is a Middle Eastern restaurant in Montreal, Canada, that serves shawarma and other delicacies. The owners, Yahya Hashemi and Ala Amiry, are originally from Iran and Iraq respectively. 

After living in Canada for 31 years, Hashemi wanted to find a way to give back. So a few months back, he put a sign on the restaurant door inviting anyone who can’t afford a meal to come in and have dinner on the house. And they’re now being praised on Facebook after someone spotted the sign and posted it. 

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Sean Jalbert posted the photos to Facebook and attracted some 6,000 shares and hundreds of comments praising the restaurant. He writes:

“Curious enough I walked in and pretend I had no money and asked for food. She didn’t ask anything, but said we welcome you and pick whatever you like, including anything I wanted to drink.”

“Made me smile and warm inside I paid for my food and told them they were awesome for doing this.”

“They said it wasn’t for the holiday season, but all the time they want to encourage helping each other through tough times. Absolutely incredible.”

Hashemi told BuzzFeed News that “we are happy for our small little contribution.” He said that his restaurant is a few doors down from a church, and a few years back, he started telling panhandlers to go to his restaurant and pay whatever they could afford if they were hungry. 

Word spread quickly, and three months ago, Hashemi decided to offer dinner to anyone who says they can’t afford to pay for free. 

Hashemi says that the decision stemmed from Canada being so welcoming to them and their Muslim faith to take care of the needy. “This is part of our faith, part of our belief,” he said. “This is what we do back home.”

But it’s not just homeless people who are coming to eat, Hashemi says he’s constantly getting new paying customers who want to support his business. (h/t buzzfeed)

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Restaurant Goes Above And Beyond After Sick Customer Adds Special Note

On Friday, Feeley’s Fish and Chip Shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland, received an order from someone who didn’t want any food, they just needed some cold and flu tablets. The restaurant posted the order ticket to its Facebook page, and of course, they obliged.

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The customer, who didn’t want to be named, ordered a pizza and begs the delivery person to visit a supermarket on their way to the house to pick up some medicine. The note reads:

“Will you please stop in [pharmacy] spar on the way and get me benylin cold and flu tablets,” she wrote in her unusual request. “I’ll give you the money, only ordering food so I can get the tablets I’m dying sick.”

The chip shop obliged, and people on Facebook seemed to love the good customer service. Their Facebook post attracted some 14,000 likes and 3,500 shares.

One of them was from the customer, who confirmed that the medicine had indeed arrived. 

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The act has since gone viral, with hundreds of commenters saying that they’ll order from the fish and chip shop.

“Our news and radio shows here in south Australia are talking about this great service travels far haha,” one commenter wrote. 

“Haha! We’re getting this news here in the Philippines. First time I’m hearing about Feeleys in the other part of the planet. Nice news,” wrote another.

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