An unnamed NYC restaurant that describes itself as popular with "both locals and tourists alike" noticed an increasing number of customers complaining about slow service in recent years, and decided to investigate. Management hired a firm to get to the bottom of the problem, and after magically locating just one surveillance video from 10 years ago, the management found that a meal that used to take about an hour now takes close to two. The culprit? Smartphones. Now "26 out of 45 customers spend an average of 3 minutes taking photos of the food." In 2004, only two diners sent food back to the kitchen. In 2014, they claim, "9 out of 45 customers sent their food back to reheat. Obviously if they didn't pause to do whatever on their phone the food wouldn't have gotten cold."
The restaurant posted these and other findings (like the fact that "8 out of 45 customers bumped into other customers" while texting on the way out) in a Craigslist rant, which has now been taken down. The world may never know how much truth there is to any of these surveillance findings, but do post any theories about what the restaurant might be in the comments section, or send a note to the tipline.
· Restaurant Watches Old Surveillance And Shares Shocking Results On Craigslist [Craigslist via Distractify]