10 Most Infuriating Restaurant Trends
Can we ditch the unisex bathrooms?
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2012 7:08 AM CST
Giant wine glasses are incredibly annoying, Zagat says.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Fed up with giant wine glasses that leave no room on the table? How about excessively classy ketchup? Zagat offers a new list of restaurants' most irritating trends. A few of the highlights:

  • Tables squeezed way too close together. If you're not Lara Flynn Boyle, it's absurdly difficult just to get to your seat.
  • Nonstop wine-replenishing. We can pour it ourselves, thanks.

  • Huge wine glasses. Where do you put your food?
  • Being too cool for ketchup. If you're serving fries, serve Heinz, not "homemade organic red pepper jam."
  • Unisex bathrooms. Not the single-toilet ones—the big ones. No one wants a member of the opposite sex outside the stall.
Click through for the full list.

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Jan 28, 2012 11:02 AM CST
With unisex bathrooms you have a greater chance of finding an empty stall. Who cares what the sex of the person outside the stall is? Old people need to learn how to adapt, the world is changing faster every day.
Jan 28, 2012 8:35 AM CST
Sticky menus. That's the trend that I am fighting. I have to go to the bathroom and wash my hands after I order.
Jan 28, 2012 8:32 AM CST
Personally, I so disagree with number one - I think we should all be able to take our dogs with us. I lived in Europe for a decade (the 90's) and we went everywhere with our dog - maitre d's were extremely skilled at knowing where to seat customers with a dog, in relation to other customers with a dog - and it was commonplace to hear dogs barking in very elegant restaurants. America likes to think of itself as humane, but in reality - we ban our dogs (pack animals who are stressed when left alone) from being taken just about anywhere, and we leave them alone for 10 or 12 hours on end. That's actually cruelty, folks.