Monday, February 13, 2023

No Menu Monday

I’m having a minor surgical procedure this morning which means I am sitting here without benefit of coffee. This is not my preferred way to start the day. I’m going to tread water a bit on the blog by suggesting a topic of conversation. Do with it what you will.

The topic is restaurants. I came across this exchange on Twitter recently and I wondered how other people felt on this issue.

Please give me a physical menu. I do not want to have to scan a code.

This is literally my most boomer view. I do not care. I want to put my phone down at a restaurant.

I hate this so much. I ordered a salad this way in a restaurant over the summer and was glutened. Had there been an actual server, I could have said I have celiac disease and could they please take precautions when making the salad.

Yes! I'm with you so hard on this!

Have you been to a restaurant that is no longer using physical menus? What did you think? Did the experience work for you?

This was my experience at Busboys and Poets:

My server was Zoe. She took my order for iced coffee and referred me to the QR code on the table so that I could explore the menu. There was just one problem. My phone wouldn’t open the darn thing. When she came back with my drink I explained my dilemma. She wasn’t surprised. Something about the building makes the wifi wonky, so she suggested I use the in-house password to access theirs.

As I recall I never could get it to work but I described what I wanted to Zoe and we went from there. It was breakfast, so that made it easier. I was startled when the check arrived on a device. That was rather weird, in my opinion,

So far I haven’t had enough experiences to judge. I’m keenly aware that my age may play into this.

What do you think? Have you had the scan-a-code menu experience? Did you like it? Hate it? Could it be improved?

I’ll be back tomorrow with the requisite caffeine on board.

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