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

Phi
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1 year ago

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

I would call this 'talking about the elephant in the room'.

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
1 year ago

This should be the new Republican logo ...

Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

The best comment has been found!

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Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

And, now, of course, I wonder if elephants can do that....

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

It took me some seconds... 😱

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

That rule only applies to elephants.

Emily Ashcraft
Community Member
1 year ago

how do you even ask someone to make this?

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

What do you mean, I want it for my personal bathrooms! Apparently, I'm 13.

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Currently, #9. Please upvote this to the top. This is priceless!

varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks Everyone. It's #1 now!

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Annie Hu
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my fucking god i have no words

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

This one's not a fail. It's a win!

Jon Engle
Community Member
1 year ago

Should have been “no junk in your trunk”

Alex Call
Community Member
1 year ago

When someone likes their own comments or keeps refreshing their Spotify page to get more plays.

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

That is graphic in both senses of the word.

Molly A. Block
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this one.

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

It's either an anti masturbation sign or a anti autofellatio sign. They don't want you getting off in the lavatory.

Katinka Min
Community Member
1 year ago

This is not a fail! lmao

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

But, that's my favorite...

Edo Alva
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually brilliant. In a despicable sort of way.

beaulatte
Community Member
1 year ago

🆀 🆄 🅴 🅷 🅾 🆁 🆁 🅾 🆁 ;0

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

In no way shape or form is this a fail of any kind.

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

That's something I've never seen an elephant do.

Kerless Wispa
Community Member
1 year ago

Apparently they only do it in public toilets, hence the sign.

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Dr.Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

This is just an ad for their unique salad dressing. Yes I know this comment was gross. In some ways I haven't grown up and never will. Down vote away, it will only make me stronger.

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

I want this sign! I want to hang it up!

My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

O, and I want one for girls to

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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

This took me a while. Anyone else?

Flisey
Community Member
1 year ago

Soooo.... no snorting your penis in the bathroom...

DYspLay ARt
Community Member
5 months ago

"Sluuuuuuuurp."

I love cats
Community Member
6 months ago

I don’t get it

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
1 year ago

does china have different ideas on what is taboo for restaurants?

You like my post.
Community Member
1 year ago

New recycling system in use at zoo.

Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Bwahahahaha......No wonder Elephants have long trunks

Fennel
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm scared to ask what the girl's sign looks like ;-;

Fennel
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh it's not a washroom sign lord :<

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Just Me
Community Member
1 year ago

No

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

😱

ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome

Tiari
Community Member
1 year ago

Not a fail.

IzzieM
Community Member
1 year ago

Took me a while...but I finally see the, uhm..problem.

wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never thought about elephants having sex... now I can't stop thinking about it

Daniel Mason
Community Member
1 year ago

That sucks!

Yvonne Blau
Community Member
1 year ago

WTAF

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Whe elephriendly ask you not to have seks in our bathrooms.

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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??

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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

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

I know a panda who will love it!

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