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15 Things Diners Hate to See in Restaurants

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15 Things Diners Hate to See in Restaurants

A fly in the soup, a waiter who has no idea what’s on your plate? All things certain to upset a diner but none of them come top of this list of pet peeves that really upset American diners.

This list of 15 Pet Peeves was created using a poll by the online restaurant recommendation site Urban Spoon.

They polled a number of their users and asks them to explain the things that really upset them in restaurants, from typos on the menus to slow service.

There’s some surprising ones on the list such as weak drinks and cuddly couples, with overly wordy menus and diners on the phone all making the list. You can see more details about each pet peeve on Urban Spoon.

1. Unsupervised kids

2. Slow service

3. Fast food

4. No substitutions

5. An unexplained wait

6. Menu typos

7. Overly cuddly couples

8. Take the call outside

9. Dirty silverware or glasses

10. No partial-group seating

11. Nosy neighbors

12. Rowdy patrons

13. Indiscernible menus

14. Weak drinks

15. Can I get…?

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