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If you saw the 1999 film Office Space, you’ll recall Jennifer Aniston's horror at having to wear “flair” at her nightmarish restaurant job. The colorful buttons, the smiley faces, and the knickknacks that decorated her uniform projected a faux enthusiasm that became one of the film’s many cultural touchstones.
Well, “flair” may be a thing of the past, but will menus, and even servers, soon become relics, too?
On Monday, USA Today reported that a
Then just yesterday, a New York Times article pointed to a burgeoning number of
Whether the iPad as menu/waiter and the take-a-number/ no-reservations ethos spreads beyond a few discrete restaurants remains to be seen. And whether these changes make the overall restaurant experience more or less pleasant is anyone’s guess.
My prediction? Flair will take a new form, and bright yellow, smiley-faced emoticons will dance all over the digital menus of the future.
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