There's a fine line between being creative and ridiculous, and these restaurants have passed it. I get it, competition in the foodservice is high. You need to think outside the box to attract more customers than that Turkish Kebab joint with questionable sanitary conditions around the corner. But that doesn't mean you have to serve cocktails in an umbrella. Or a chicken on a sunbathing chair. Bored Panda has already showed you the 10+ Times Restaurants Went Too Far With Food Serving but we've found so many more absurd examples, we just couldn't resist from making a successor list. Continue scrolling, check out the images and upvote your favorites!

#1

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

This Chocolate Mud Pie Is Served Like An Actual Potted Plant

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Pandykinz 1 year ago

This one is kind of cute, actually

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#2

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

London Bar Served My Girlfriend’s Cocktail In A Levitating Glass

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Mark Erwin 1 year ago

If anything, this is awesome!

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#3

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

We Received Our Onion Rings On A Giraffe

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Crazy Dog Lady 1 year ago

That's made for toilet paper rolls!!!! I have one.

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#4

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

Food Looks Delicious... But A Toolbox?!

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

That is actually really cool is that just me?

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#5

Potted Bread

Potted Bread

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Sasy 1 year ago

This is country charming

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#6

It Has A Plate... But Still

It Has A Plate... But Still

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

No. Just. No.

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#7

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

Self-Aware Absurdity? Apple Pastry Desert Served On An Image Of A Plate.... On An iPad

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Sometimes words can't convey how you feel when you see something so stupid. This is one of those times.

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#8

Eggs In Egg Carton

Eggs In Egg Carton

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

that's not so bad

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#9

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

Salad With A Side Of Bleeding

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

This looks like an art piece instead of a salad. This is a Salart. This will be a thing now. I invented Salart.

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#10

Why?????

Why?????

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

I just noticed it has a head. eww.

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#11

It's Portable

It's Portable

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Anne 1 year ago

my teeth hurt just looking at this! But it's really pretty cake

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#12

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

Breakfast On A Tray. Am I In Jail?

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Rose 1 year ago

Nop, you aren't in jail, in India most people eat in steel plates like the one in this picture even in some local restaurants they serve good in such plates, it is perfectly normal and honestly stainless steel utensils are best!

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#13

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

My French Onion Soup Was Served In An Actual Onion

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Nikki 1 year ago

This actually looks delicious!

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#14

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

Taquitos In A Cigar Box

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

I like this one. I wonder if the box smells like cigars, that would be a plus for me.

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#15

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

I'm A Simple Man. I See An Injection, I Take My Pants Off. Why Am I Being Kicked Out?

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Monika Rhodes 1 year ago

The title is hilarious tho.

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#16

The Tree Of... Pizza?

The Tree Of... Pizza?

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Eli 1 year ago

THATS NOT PIZZA

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#17

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

Oh Brilliant, Just Serve My Cocktail In An Umbrella

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Chris Pitch 1 year ago

You can serve from my umbrella ella ella ella

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#18

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

Please Return Your Shopping Trolley After Finishing Your Coffee To Reclaim Your Tiny £1 Coin

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Monika Rhodes 1 year ago

The trolley looks so cute, someone needs to return it to the Walmice right now!

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#19

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

White Chocolate Filled With Miso, Served On A Flip-Flop

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Rose 1 year ago

Just, eew

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#20

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

The Most Hipster Beans On Toast I've Ever Seen

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varwenea 1 year ago

Can of Bush baked beans $1.49. This pretentious bean toast - $14.99

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#21

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

"Would You Like Some Bread While You Wait?""I'm Forty-Eight Years Old"

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Deena Salzman 1 year ago

I'm 40 and I would love this one!

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#22

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

So I Went To Eat Hot Pot Today

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

So you undress the dolls while you eat? If one was male it would be slightly less creepy. But still weird.

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#23

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

Steak And Mashed Potatoes In A Martini Glass

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Steve 1 year ago

What is so bizzarre, is looking at the preivous images of a washing line of raviloli and an up-turned umbrella of cocktail, this now almost seems acceptable. What the hell is this gallery doing to me?

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#24

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

I Asked For A Pint Of Lager... Ended Up With A Science Experiment

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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja 1 year ago

I really love that glass.

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#25

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

Oh For F*ck Sake! This Has Got To Be The Worst

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Anne 1 year ago

At least you know your one pound burger is exactly one pound?

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#26

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

Fish Goo Smeared On A Floor Tile

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Mangoes'nRum 1 year ago

If I had fish goo I'd put it on the floor tile too... or on any floor the restaurant had.

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#27

This Dessert Trend Needs To Stop

This Dessert Trend Needs To Stop

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UniversalMel 1 year ago

How.... Would you eat that?

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#28

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

Forgive Me, But There's A Plate In This One. In A Sink

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Sally Appleton 1 year ago

Finally, a restaurant that serves everything AND the kitchen sink!

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#29

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

A Motel Served Me This Breakfast Tray For $15 And Contains A Toaster, And A 2l Milk

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Braineating Spleen 1 year ago

Why do u need 2L of milk for 2 tiny boxes of cereal??

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#30

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

I Received My Drink, Complete With Bird Cage Prison

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Chris Pitch 1 year ago

Looks a bit cagey to me

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#31

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

Single Mini Macaron Topped With Basil On A Rock

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Monika Rhodes 1 year ago

That's not yours- this one is for that pet rock.

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#32

Justice Is Served

Justice Is Served

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athornedrose 1 year ago

samosa justice is the best justice

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#33

Cheesy Triceratop

Cheesy Triceratop

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Mickey 1 year ago

Absolutely nothing about this dish looks appealing.

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#34

Uh, Ok Then

Uh, Ok Then

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

N O J U S T N O I A M S O S O R R Y B U T N O (does anyone know how long double spacing takes lol)

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#35

My Basket Of Chicken Wings, Not Quite What I Expected

My Basket Of Chicken Wings, Not Quite What I Expected

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire 1 year ago

Not to bad, Kinda cute

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#36

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

A Poutine In A Dog Bowl... I Think They're Just Humiliating Us At This Point

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Braineating Spleen 1 year ago

What would be funnier is if u had to eat it with ur hands tied behind ur back. Get the full K9 experience.

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#37

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

They Recommended To My Friend That He Get His Cheeseburger “In A Cup”

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varwenea 1 year ago

Where's the burger part? The hidden brown poop inside the yellow cheesy goo?

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#38

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

Pork Scratchings On A Plank, With A Mini Wheelbarrow Of Apple Sauce

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Rebekah 1 year ago

I can live with this.

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#39

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

We Are Almost At Peak Cake/Milkshake Stupidity

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HeatherJ 1 year ago

Cake is awesome...bring me all the cake!!

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#40

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Icecream... Served On A Giant Block Of Frozen Flower Petals

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MJ 1 year ago

Wanne bet they reuse the iceblock?!?

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#41

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

Chocolate Pudding Served In An Ashtray With Sesame 'Ash'

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#42

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

Canalla Bistro In Valencia Really Know How To Serve Up A Pork Starter

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Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Looks like chef is a part time make-up artist as well.

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#43

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

Communal Spaghetti Served On The Table

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Aud Wey 1 year ago

That will be a big NO for me.

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#44

A Coal Iron On Steak

A Coal Iron On Steak

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#45

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

When A Restaurant Buys New Crockery And Glassware But The Road Leading To It Is Full Of Potholes

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Mira Maier 1 year ago

That is creative, in my opinion.

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#46

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

I Just Got Served My Pizza Oil In A Baby Bottle

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Alex K 1 year ago

what the hell is pizza oil anyhow?

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#47

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

In China, Having To Pull Pieces Of Fruit Off A Tree

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Anne 1 year ago

and a turtle?

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#48

Soup In A Bowl, In A Bag

Soup In A Bowl, In A Bag

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Bella Smith 1 year ago

what a waste of plastic!

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#49

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

Fish Served On An Empty Beercan In A Dirty Ashtray

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varwenea 1 year ago

I wouldn't want the bits of food to roll off the can and fall onto the sand(?) and waste the food.

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#50

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

Fermented Plums Served On Pine Branches

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Monika Rhodes 1 year ago

I hope they washed those and it doubles for toothpick too so win-win.

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#51

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

Shoonk! French Fries In A Pneumatic Tube

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Jessica Gunn 1 year ago

I heard the sound in my head from the caption XD

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#52

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

Six Opportunities For The Waiter To Trip And Impale Himself

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Rebekah 1 year ago

Goddammitalltohell... don't stab the scallops!

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#53

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

Creme Brulee In A Dish Too Thin To Fit A Spoon Comfortably. Can I Just Get A Bowl?

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Sasy 1 year ago

An olive plate for a brulee? Despicable

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#54

Is It More ‘Alaskan’ When Served On A Piece Of Tree?

Is It More ‘Alaskan’ When Served On A Piece Of Tree?

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no one special 1 year ago

it looks cute and nice

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#55

Of Course I Want To Eat My Noodles From A Log. Silly Bowls And Plate Eaters I Tell You

Of Course I Want To Eat My Noodles From A Log. Silly Bowls And Plate Eaters I Tell You

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Kjorn 1 year ago

that bowl look gorgeous

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#56

Dear God Why Would You Bring An Entire Popcorn Machine To A Table

Dear God Why Would You Bring An Entire Popcorn Machine To A Table

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Anne 1 year ago

Are you complaining about unlimited popcorn? :)

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#57

This Was Served To A Group Of 5K+(A Few Are A Million) Followers In A Restaurant In Stockholm. Yes, Those Are Tacos, Served In Shoes

This Was Served To A Group Of 5K+(A Few Are A Million) Followers In A Restaurant In Stockholm. Yes, Those Are Tacos, Served In Shoes

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varwenea 1 year ago

Waste of shoes

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#58

Because Nothing Says ‘Fresh Bread’ Like An Old Man’s Flat Cap

Because Nothing Says ‘Fresh Bread’ Like An Old Man’s Flat Cap

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BusLady 1 year ago

I hope it wasn't worn.

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#59

Prawns In A Child’s Beach Bucket. On A Plate

Prawns In A Child’s Beach Bucket. On A Plate

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Braineating Spleen 1 year ago

At least they are trying to stick with a common theme. Better than tacos in shoes.

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#60

How Am I Supposed To Pour My Bloody Custard Into This?

How Am I Supposed To Pour My Bloody Custard Into This?

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Kjorn 1 year ago

one spoon of cake in mouth, one spoon of custard in mouth, swallow. repet

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#61

Friend Went To A Restaurant And They Served Him Paneer Tikka On An Iron

Friend Went To A Restaurant And They Served Him Paneer Tikka On An Iron

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Just Curious 1 year ago

Paneer tikka...

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#62

Fries Served In A Dustpan

Fries Served In A Dustpan

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire 1 year ago

Worker: Oh no where out of plates! Janitor: I got you covered.

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#63

They Even Managed To Make A Simple Croissant Look Unappetizing

They Even Managed To Make A Simple Croissant Look Unappetizing

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#64

But I Don't Even Need The Bucket It's A Damn Sandwich

But I Don't Even Need The Bucket It's A Damn Sandwich

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Harley Osborne 1 year ago

I'm absolutely sick of hipster food layouts...but that sandwich looks pretty good... now I want bacon...thanks a lot.

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#65

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

Carrot Cake Served On Round Mirrors

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birdhouse 1 year ago

Did you order a "coke" with it? Maybe they were confused?

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#66

Serving A Drink In A Flimsy Chinese Takeout Box Is Stupid

Serving A Drink In A Flimsy Chinese Takeout Box Is Stupid

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no one special 1 year ago

i can see so many things going wrong here

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#67

This Appetizer Was Well Balanced

This Appetizer Was Well Balanced

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Chris Pitch 1 year ago

I am Groot

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#68

Raspberry Ice Cream On A Twig, In A Hole Drilled Into A Rock

Raspberry Ice Cream On A Twig, In A Hole Drilled Into A Rock

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Robert Morson 1 year ago

Best eat it fast, before it melts slightly and immediately falls on the table.

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#69

Nachos On Tap...

Nachos On Tap...

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Chris Pitch 1 year ago

How many do you see? I see...let me count, uno, dos, tres, cuatro, sinko!

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#70

Whitefish Roe On Hardtack Bread. On A Mousetrap...

Whitefish Roe On Hardtack Bread. On A Mousetrap...

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Monika Rhodes 1 year ago

Just have to be really quick...

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#71

Cakes And Pastries On A Skateboard. Rad

Cakes And Pastries On A Skateboard. Rad

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Alex K 1 year ago

at least they put a paper underneath, unlike the pizza previously

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#72

It’s My Birthday Today And Someone Told The Restaurant. Birthday Brownie Technically Came On A Plate, However Said Plate Was Placed On A Board Propped Up By Two Tomato Cans

It’s My Birthday Today And Someone Told The Restaurant. Birthday Brownie Technically Came On A Plate, However Said Plate Was Placed On A Board Propped Up By Two Tomato Cans

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BlackestDawn 1 year ago

If they had just skipped the tomato cans (or propping it up at all) it would have actually been nice.

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#73

This Hip Coffee Shop In Memphis Uses Dry Pasta As Stirring Sticks

This Hip Coffee Shop In Memphis Uses Dry Pasta As Stirring Sticks

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Anne 1 year ago

It's less polluting than plastic, I guess

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#74

Technically This Meat Is Served On A Plate, But...

Technically This Meat Is Served On A Plate, But...

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ZMDVB 1 year ago

YOUR FROM DRESS IS NOT MY CULTURE

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#75

Boss, We’re Out Of Plates.... Wait, Never Mind, This Will Work

Boss, We’re Out Of Plates.... Wait, Never Mind, This Will Work

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BlackestDawn 1 year ago

This one at least look like it has some extra coating on it specifically for this purpose.

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#76

Salt, Pepper And Brick Dust

Salt, Pepper And Brick Dust

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BlackestDawn 1 year ago

Those look like they've been used for something else (like their original purpose) before this.

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#77

Whipped Butter On... A Rock. Deliciously Impractical!

Whipped Butter On... A Rock. Deliciously Impractical!

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#78

Gimme A Shot Of Salad..... Wait, Make That A Double!

Gimme A Shot Of Salad..... Wait, Make That A Double!

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