Why restaurant websites generally SUCK

David and I are going out on Sunday – we’re going to have lunch then go to a play. We wanted to go to our local Ethiopian restaurant which is AMAZING but weren’t sure if they were open on Sunday (the owners go to the local megachurch so it’s very possible that they wouldn’t be open). I visited their website and this is pretty much what happened – ethnic music and all. HT: @jonathanstegall

A conversation I have every month or so

Me: (tries to visit a local restaurant’s website via iPhone)
Restaurant website: I require Flash. Fuck off.
Me: I just want to know how late you’re open.
Website: Nope.
Me: But I’m on my phone. Don’t you have a little “HTML Version” link up in the corner or something?
Website: I’m ignoring you.
Me: What if I’m on my phone because I’m out, looking for a place to eat? Didn’t that ever occur to you?
Website: Fuck entirely off.
Me: (gives up, switches to computer)
Website: Oh! Hi! What can I help you with today?
Me: What are your —
Website: Hang on, I’m loading the music.
Me: Really.
Website: You’ll love it. It’s “Girl from Ipanema” arranged for steel drum and keytar.
Me: No, you don’t have to —
Website: Loading…
Me: All I want is —
Website: I SAID DOT DOT DOT.
Me: (drums fingers on desk)
Website: There we go. Isn’t that nice? It’s… what’s the word. Ethnicky.
Me: What are your hours?
Website: Take a look at our menu! It’s a PDF of a screenshot of a scan of a Word document printed on a dishtowel. With fonts!
Me: I don’t care. What are your hours?
Website: Don’t worry, the menu loads in a new window so the music won’t stop. Can I show you some broken images?
Me: What. Are. Your. Hou. Rs.
Website: I… I don’t know.
Me: (goes to Denny’s)

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2 thoughts on “Why restaurant websites generally SUCK

  1. LOL!!! I always end up going to the Google voice search ap on my iPhone to find out restaurant stuff. Funny, all of the right-wing fundamentalist I grew up with were always predicting the antichrist coming from the UN. Google seems like a better bet now . . .

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