‘Restaurant of Order Mistakes’ will strikingly not deliver your food correctly but will make you visit again!
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 17-Sep-2017
Tokyo, September 17: Eating out can be a stressful experience for those who are indecisive. You can’t make up your mind on what to order. Whatever you order ends up with food envy and regret. But there’s one restaurant in Japan where that won’t be an issue because the likelihood is that you won’t receive what you ordered anyway- so you won’t blame yourself if you choose something less delicious. The Restaurant of Order Mistakes has just opened in Tokyo and it only hires 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.
The restaurant’s trial period is now over and the founders are now planning another pop-up in September to commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day. The goal of his project, scheduled to run Sep. 16-18, is to raise awareness about dementia ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sept. 21, and allow the public to interact with those who have the condition in a safe environment in which the servers need not fear the consequences of any errors they might make.
Japan is a global frontrunner in confronting dementia, the cost of which has been estimated at one percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Both public and private initiatives have sought to erase the stigma of the disorder that affects nearly 5 million Japanese citizens. One in five Japanese aged 65 or over, or some 7 million people, are forecast to have some degree of dementia by 2025.