Weird Restaurant Facts
home to the second revolving restaurant, built in 1961.
The world's first revolving restaurant was the La Ronde
Restaurant built in 1961 atop the Ala Moana building
fronting the Ala Moana shopping center. (The restaurant
has since closed down.)
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are
more than 2 million restaurant servers in the U.S.
Americans eat almost 30% of their meals away from home
Burger King restaurants serve over 400 million ounces of
orange juice annually.
Colonel Sanders original white suit was auctioned off
for $80,000 in February 2002.
In 1925 there were about 17,000 restaurants in New York
In 1990, the world's largest McDonald's opened in
Moscow, which could seat 900 people.
In 2005 Americans spent more than 47% of their food
dollars eating out.
In Japan, McDonald's is pronounced "Makudonarudo."
Macao and Woosung, founded by Chinese immigrant Norman
Asing in 1849 is the first recorded Chinese restaurant
in the U.S.
More than 25% of adults in the U.S. had their first job
in a restaurant. (2006)
Salmon and shrimp are the most popular seafoods in
American restaurants. In 2001, shrimp replaced canned
tuna as America's favorite seafood overall
"Tablecloths were originally meant to be served as
towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands
and faces after eating!"
The Canadian Mr. Sub restaurant's baked over 16,000 000
buns in the year 2001.
The restaurant industry is the largest employer in the
U.S. (other than government), employing about 12 1/2
million people. (2006)
There are more Subway restaurants in Canada than there
are McDonald restaurants.
There are over 3,000 ethnic restaurants in New York