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‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting
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‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting

One of the most frustrating things that can happen when eating out is ordering one dish but receiving another. Surprisingly, one restaurant is offering just that – The Restaurant of Order Mistakes (a clever spin on a book called The Restaurant of Many Orders) popped up in Tokyo’s Toyosu district, and its mission was to hire waiters with dementia.

The premise of the pop-up restaurant, which was in a trial period from June 2 – June 4, 2017, was that the staff who have dementia may get your order wrong. But if you go in knowing this upfront, it changes your perception about those who suffer from brain disease. The experience makes you realize that with a little bit of understanding on our part dementia patients can be functioning members of society.

Food blogger Mizuho Kudo visited The Restaurant of Order Mistakes and had a blast. She originally ordered a hamburger but ended up having gyoza dumplings instead, but everything turned out to be unexpectedly delicious. Kudo also claimed that the waiters were full of smiles and seemed to be having tons of fun.

Now, after the trial period, one of the initiators of the pop-up restaurant, Maggie’s Tokyo (Japanese version of UK’s Maggie’s Centres) are planning for another pop-up event like this in September to commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21st).

More info: Twitter (h/t: spoon&tamago)

Image credits: Mizuho Kudo

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Image credits: Mizuho Kudo

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Sierra Hall
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4 years ago

I love this idea. There needs to be more awareness for dementia and Alzheimer's. Horrible diseases.

bloggergirl
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4 years ago

I know it really is not a good disease to have

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

everything is good in the japanese "cuisine", so the risk is equal to zero :-)

Valentina
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4 years ago

fully agree...only how did those "penne all'arrabbiata" end up in one of the dishes?

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boredhuman
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4 years ago

this is so great. look at those smiling ladies. this make my day.

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Sierra Hall
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this idea. There needs to be more awareness for dementia and Alzheimer's. Horrible diseases.

bloggergirl
Community Member
4 years ago

I know it really is not a good disease to have

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

everything is good in the japanese "cuisine", so the risk is equal to zero :-)

Valentina
Community Member
4 years ago

fully agree...only how did those "penne all'arrabbiata" end up in one of the dishes?

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boredhuman
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4 years ago

this is so great. look at those smiling ladies. this make my day.

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