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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Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That's too much calories for me to be honest.

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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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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

I laughed hard after reading this.

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#6

Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia

Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu
Community Member
1 year ago

is she from Firenze's herd?

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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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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

But in the picture there are calmars, not fish.

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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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Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Glad he didn't order soup then.

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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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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Great way to keep people from staying in the bathroom for too long

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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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Thomas Murphy
Community Member
1 year ago

legend has it those images only appear on the anniversary of their death

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#11

This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)

This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)

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Jaffa Cake
Community Member
1 year ago

This place doesn't exist any more and hasn't for at least 10 years, it's now a supermarket.

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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??

C. Mayo
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe roadkill is on the menu?

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80 Van
Community Member
1 year ago

Are we sure it's a painting and not just someone's food that they threw at the wall?

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, food! That's cool! I was thinking in poo

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Poo on the wall is not art.

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like it was painted by an angry Gorilla.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

Dude your comment is underrated. I literally cried laughing imagining an upset gorilla splattering poo angrily

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
1 year ago

"over there you can see an example of the quality your turd will have after eating here"

Bored Fox
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Probably they bought this from local zoo where the chimpanzees made this art piece by throwing their poop... (At some zoos you can buy art that the animals have painted to canvas with safe paints.)

Caroline Seguin
Community Member
1 year ago

That is disgusting. It looks like poo. Ewww

danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

probably is. Artists are weird.

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Pascale Pierloot
Community Member
7 months ago

Shit happens...it did here...

Jacey Lynn
Community Member
10 months ago

Charcoal and poop...a “great and wonderful” masterpiece...🤢

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
1 year ago

Better in the baby's facilities....

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was an ape partially coming out of the pic surrounded in shit. It just looks like it smells horrible.

Master Markus
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah yes. Shart.

Molly A. Block
Community Member
1 year ago

It would have been better in any color, other than chunky poop brown.

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

when your shitty art actually looks like shit.

Am Furry lol
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone just tossed shit at it and such :>

John Sutton
Community Member
1 year ago

"Spots on the Wall" by Hu Phlung Pu

Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

Bad Grandpa was here....

Woltax
Community Member
1 year ago

It isn‘t a painting...💩🙊

Tomáš Mesároš
Community Member
1 year ago

Artistic expression of S**tstorm

Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Chunky poop art, just screams yum!

AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
Community Member
8 months ago

It looks like someone tossed a bucket of crap on a canvas and called it art.

Laur 24
Community Member
1 year ago

that my friends, is why i once failed art class

Christine Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

when shit hits the fan

Val Izhakevich
Community Member
1 year ago

Somehow reminds me a Georgian cuisine restaurant with the wall sign: Our spices always burn you twice.

Daniele Giuffrida
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope at least it wasn't hanging in front of the toilette

Lavendar rose
Community Member
1 year ago

Poo pic

You like my post.
Community Member
1 year ago

Futuristic (after all, food does turn into turds)

Mona Khadra
Community Member
1 year ago

Burnt poop

Mark Sheffield
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like crap

R john
Community Member
1 year ago

They made some monkeys throw their shit!

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

So they set up a canvas, a fan, and then....

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they're trying to telling everyone in a passive manner that they are paying top $$$ for "shit" ;)

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

The bathroom's THAT way.

Robert Sumner
Community Member
1 year ago

"You will believe ... "

LRevello
Community Member
1 year ago

"Gas station bathroom," circa 2019. This piece illustrates the Dystopian nature & dehumanizing struggle of the now infamous orange cheeto era. Either that or someone literally threw shit at a wall. 50/50

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

are you sure it's not Something you took from someone who had a explosive diarrhea?

Lauren Reder
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of that scene in the jackass movie where Johnny K had an "accident" sitting in a booth

Sandy Wilson
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya really want to know exactly what it looks like?

JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Welp that's one way to hide dirt...

PandaPiñata
Community Member
1 year ago

You have been warned!

Pearl Dsouza
Community Member
1 year ago

#aftermeals

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah yes the Couche D'enfer by Pollack

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that's just crappy.

Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this the result of a bad meal there?

Alatheia Eunomia
Community Member
1 year ago

It's poo.

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

Rookies creme brûlée

Bookey
Community Member
1 year ago

Guys.. I think that's poo

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Poo Poo

Mikyla McEwen
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like someone threw shit

meow point1
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like someone either threw up on the wall or threw some mud and/or poop on the wall. :/

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

Eww.

Jessica Temple
Community Member
1 year ago

They must have pulled my sons art out of the trash I threw away last week> I will be contacting them for a check... who knew I could make money off the endless "mommy look what I drew" artwork ?!? chaching

Bored Moogle
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet the "artist" was a literal chimpazee who just threw his poop at the canvas.

Stephanie Blasyak
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a monkey flung his poop on a canvas

Debster
Community Member
1 year ago

Let me guess they got this from the men's bathroom.

Just Me
Community Member
1 year ago

This is what you get for paying so much.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Used to hang in the bathroom?

Beh Pnkt
Community Member
1 year ago

plot twist: they placed it next to the bathroom. When they hung it up, it was completely white.

Jenn Unicorn Popping
Community Member
1 year ago

ahhh- this ones been flagged, its been in the bathroom

Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

A Fancy restaurant with Fancy sh*t everywhere.

Asi Bassey
Community Member
1 year ago

Faecal or chocolate smear?

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

This a picture of after the visit

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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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Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Well at least they are honest that the design isn't theirs ;)

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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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Surya Amriza
Community Member
1 year ago

Cannibal! :D

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#15

Anyone Want Some Thai Food?

Anyone Want Some Thai Food?

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GodOfHyperdeath
Community Member
1 year ago

Are you kitten me?

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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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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

3 cocks morelike.

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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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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

They probably do that on purpose, thinking it looks cool. But I wouldn't think so.

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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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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, you can choose the kids you'll have?

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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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Sonya Jersey
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd get a Saturday, it seems like it has more food.

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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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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like the painter just quit after one star

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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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Aidyn06
Community Member
1 year ago

is he... putting someone's old coffee into a new cup...

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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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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks old and dirty, not fancy at all. And useless, how can I paint my lips with it?

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#28

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

When you can recognize yourself in the mirror, it's time to stop drinking

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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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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Oh, that's a big no, no. This crossed the line.

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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

7-methyltheophylline Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

I know a panda who will love it!

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