The restaurant sector is widely renowned for its fondness for practical jokes. Restaurant pranks are entertaining for everyone since we all like a good joke. Here are the best restaurant pranks. Restaurant pranks come in a variety of forms. There’s the in-house prank, in which staff prank one another. Then there are pranks done on customers, as well as pranks committed on restaurant personnel.
- Gaby Brasserie Francaise, New York
- Across the Street in Atlanta
- Salvatore’s in Boston: best restaurant pranks
- Ascencia Homeless Shelter, Glendale, California
- Winslow’s of Bristol, Bristol, England
- Bell from Taco Bell
- Whoppers on the Left
- Starbucks Makes Fun of Itself
- Preludio, Singapore, chef/owner Fernando Arevalo
- Jun Lee, chef, and proprietor of Soigné in Seoul
Gaby Brasserie Francaise, New York
Across the Street in Atlanta
Salvatore’s in Boston: best restaurant pranks
Atlanta isn’t the only city where the food has shifted on April Idiot’s Day. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Salvatore’s, a Harvard restaurant business, turned their Theatre District site into a South of the Border establishment last year. Quesadillas & queso fundido from Mexico replaced the traditional Bolognese and Milanese. They even enlisted the services of a Mariachi band. What surprises await diners this year? To discover out, you’ll have to go to Salvatore’s.
Ascencia Homeless Shelter, Glendale, California
An April Fool’s hoax at Glendale’s Ascencia Homeless Shelter yesterday was a wonderful surprise for the men and women who live there, as the shelter was transformed into a “restaurant” offering a five-star supper. According to WGHP, a gang of pranksters served filet mignon as the main dish as part of the #PrankItFWD (Prank it Forward) campaign. “Is it filet mignon? I’ve never eaten it before,” one woman allegedly said, while another enthusiastically told WGHP.
Winslow’s of Bristol, Bristol, England
Chef Josh Eggleton of the Restaurant Pony and Trap pub in the United Kingdom is intending to open a steakhouse for dogs. Great British Chefs announced on its homepage that the “doggie diner” “will be the first of its kind in British to serve up high-end, dog dishes.” Textures of Tripe with onion puree, Meat Jus Jelly with iPhone and Shortbread ‘dog bread buns’ (pictured), and Crunchy Pig’s ears with Wild mushroom Tartare Sauce are among the menu choices for the pampered pooches.
Bell from Taco Bell
Whoppers on the Left
According to Snopes.com, Burger King ran full-page advertisements on April Fool’s Day in 1998 to debut the Left-Handed Whopper. The commercials were created expressly for left-handed customers, and the components in the burgers were rotated 180 degrees. Many businesses reported conservative and liberal burger demand.
Starbucks Makes Fun of Itself
Let’s be honest: Starbucks’ foreign-sounding cup size labels are a tad ridiculous. According to FoodServiceWarehouse.com, Starbucks poked fun at the names of their cup sizes on April Fool’s Day in 2010. As part of the joke, Starbucks developed the 2-ounce Micra Cup and the 128-ounce Plenta cup (the equivalent of a gallon).
Preludio, Singapore, chef/owner Fernando Arevalo
What would you do if you were in the midst of a multi-course dinner at a posh fine-dining establishment and the server served the same dish twice? “We recently had a couple come in and the man was in on it, but his girlfriend was getting quite worked up until she realized it was truly a different meal,” adds Arevalo, who designed the dishes “Elude” and “Allude,” which are presented sequentially. The meals, which are served on black plates with a white cloud of froth and a dollop of caviar, appear identical but are radically different—one sweet, one savory; one chilly, one hot; even the sort of caviar is different.
Jun Lee, chef, and proprietor of Soigné in Seoul
For starters, how about a huge chunk of dried cinnamon bark? Lee is noted for his episodic menus at Soigné in Seoul, where the restaurant’s whole culinary offering changes from season to season based on themes. The latest episode, “Scent,” seeks to present each meal as a new setting with aroma as the focal point. It begins with a meal called “Cinnamon Stick,” in which visitors are encouraged to distinguish the edible spice stick from the genuine cinnamon sticks.
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