Most people are oblivious to their own mistakes, but they can spot someone else doing something wrong from a faraway distance. It’s the same with restaurants: if you’re the owner, you probably think your place is great, but if you’re a customer, then you’ll most likely notice everything that’s wrong with the place in a jiffy. And sometimes restaurants mess up so badly without realizing it that customers can’t help but snap a picture and upload it to the popular ‘Crappy Designs’ subreddit.

For your perusing pleasure, here are the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème of horribly bad restaurant designs. We hope you like design fails as much as we do, so please enjoy this list in its entirety, click on the upvote button next to fails that you think are worth it, and remember to share with your friends.

You can find more of Bored Panda’s captivating lists about crappy designs and design fails here, here, here, here, here, and here. And here’s one more. So make some popcorn (and save some for us!) because there are plenty of designs to look at and make fun of!

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#1

This Was Hanging In The Bathroom In The Restaurant I Ate At Tonight. Only In China...

This Was Hanging In The Bathroom In The Restaurant I Ate At Tonight. Only In China...

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Thomas Murphy
Community Member
1 year ago

the best sign in the world has been found

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#2

Two Different Restaurants. No Affiliation. Located Just Up Ahead

Two Different Restaurants. No Affiliation. Located Just Up Ahead

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Surya Amriza
Community Member
1 year ago

Hilarious! Hope this one will be voted up!

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#3

Stopped In Wisconsin Today... And I’d Rather Not

Stopped In Wisconsin Today... And I’d Rather Not

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Better sign placement would fix this

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Bored Panda had previously reached out to the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit’s moderators to learn a bit more about the community.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the subreddit’s team told Bored Panda. “However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design.”

#4

I Love Eating At Restaurant Logo Here

I Love Eating At Restaurant Logo Here

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GodOfHyperdeath
Community Member
1 year ago

I kinda like this one.

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#5

The Wendy's Restaurant In Beaver, Utah Got A New Sign

The Wendy's Restaurant In Beaver, Utah Got A New Sign

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Surya Amriza
Community Member
1 year ago

Wendy's Beaver? Isn't that...nvm.

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#6

Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia

Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia

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GamerX🖥
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s bad design. #horsegirl

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The community’s moderators also said that “the subreddit was created 8 years ago. Currently, there are 1.7 million subscribers with over 2 million page views per month. It is very popular.” At the time of the interview, the community was indeed 1.7 million people strong; since then, however, it has grown to a whopping 1.8 million followers!

#7

A Restaurant In Sicily That Just Ruined My Childhood

A Restaurant In Sicily That Just Ruined My Childhood

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'Adilah Wafa
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor nemo

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#8

This Bowl My Friend's Dinner Came In

This Bowl My Friend's Dinner Came In

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

That is the dumbest designed bowl

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#9

Saw This At A Local Mexican Restaurant... I Think I'll Wait

Saw This At A Local Mexican Restaurant... I Think I'll Wait

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I no longer need to go

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The Balance writes that there are several things you can do to improve your restaurant’s interior layout and design. For example, when thinking of how many seats you want to squash into your restaurant, you should aim for a golden balance between profit and atmosphere.

#10

Seen In A Restaurant In Texas

Seen In A Restaurant In Texas

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

At least you won't be alone

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#11

This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)

This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

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#12

This Painting Inside A Local “Fancy” Restaurant

This Painting Inside A Local “Fancy” Restaurant

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did they have to choose the most unappetising painting possible??

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Furthermore, some tables are naturally considered to be ‘bad’ if they’re near the main entrance, the bathrooms or the kitchen; partitions, plants or even screens can help improve the situation.

#13

Wall Painting, That Included Shutterstock Watermark. Took This Photo In Some Cafe In Vietnam

Wall Painting, That Included Shutterstock Watermark. Took This Photo In Some Cafe In Vietnam

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they should've best hired an artist to create something of their own instead of just taking something from shutterstock

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#14

This Image In The Restaurant Will Haunt Me Forever

This Image In The Restaurant Will Haunt Me Forever

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

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#15

Anyone Want Some Thai Food?

Anyone Want Some Thai Food?

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Right meow!

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Cleanliness in restaurant bathrooms should be one of the top priorities, as should be good air conditioning and pleasant music to keep your customers comfortable. However, even these helpful tips might not be enough to hide serious design fails in some restaurants.

#16

Polish Restaurant - Three Cooks...

Polish Restaurant - Three Cooks...

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'Adilah Wafa
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that? Oh wait. Yeap. I see it. 3 cooks. After 6778887 times looking ='D

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#17

This Sign For A New Mongolian Restaurant

This Sign For A New Mongolian Restaurant

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Iris Engler
Community Member
1 year ago

That "coming soon" makes it even more funny

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#18

French Restaurant Menu

French Restaurant Menu

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

The final anal? Sounds like a bad porno

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#19

“Lets Just Make Our Plates Look Like They Haven’t Been Washed In 4 Years”

“Lets Just Make Our Plates Look Like They Haven’t Been Washed In 4 Years”

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GamerX🖥
Community Member
1 year ago

Ooooffff

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#20

A Bar I Go To Never Cleans The Dripped Candle Wax

A Bar I Go To Never Cleans The Dripped Candle Wax

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Ghost_Recon_Waffle
Community Member
1 year ago

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Eww

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#21

One Of My Favorite Restaurants. I Hate To Put Them On Blast, But This Is Too Good Not To Share. The Restaurant Is Called Let’s Do Greek!”

One Of My Favorite Restaurants. I Hate To Put Them On Blast, But This Is Too Good Not To Share. The Restaurant Is Called Let’s Do Greek!”

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

No let's not

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#22

No, This Picture Isnt Blurry... The Menu Is

No, This Picture Isnt Blurry... The Menu Is

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M.J.
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel like having a stroke when I look at it.

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#23

This Sign Makes It Look Like Its Quoting A Fire Extinguisher

This Sign Makes It Look Like Its Quoting A Fire Extinguisher

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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
1 year ago

You're welcome, Mr. Extinguisher !

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#24

The Stylization On This Carl's Jr Makes It Look Like It Got A One Star Rating

The Stylization On This Carl's Jr Makes It Look Like It Got A One Star Rating

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

They ain't wrong. That is the most truthful advertisement for Carl's jr.

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#25

These Images Give Me Anxiety Everytime I Visit This Cafe. There Are 4 More

These Images Give Me Anxiety Everytime I Visit This Cafe. There Are 4 More

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

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I'm triggered

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#26

This Indian Restaurant Was In A Basement, But Wanted To Created The Sense That It Wasn't. They Created An Entire Wall Of Fake Windows Looking Out Into Pictures Of A Parking Lot

This Indian Restaurant Was In A Basement, But Wanted To Created The Sense That It Wasn't. They Created An Entire Wall Of Fake Windows Looking Out Into Pictures Of A Parking Lot

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that's kind of nice though! Maybe they could've picked a nicer view outside, but at least this is realistic and doesn't make you lose your appetite like some of the other "works of art"

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#27

This Really “Artsy” Mirror At A Fancy Restaurant

This Really “Artsy” Mirror At A Fancy Restaurant

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a Picasso-themed mirror

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#28

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Why put a mirror in at all if it's going to be as useless as this?

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#29

This Is The Logo For A "New York Style" Pizza Place In Ponce, Pr

This Is The Logo For A "New York Style" Pizza Place In Ponce, Pr

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kathryn stretton
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1 year ago

This is the worst. Disgraceful.

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#30

All Plates At This Restaurant Have This Pattern That Resembles A Single Human Hair Stuck At The Edge

All Plates At This Restaurant Have This Pattern That Resembles A Single Human Hair Stuck At The Edge

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Didn't see it before I read it. Now I cannot unsee it

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