Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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amusement tables

tables are on dark ride track
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diners sit on tables that move through ride scences on a track, not a revolving restaurant
sukiyaki, Aug 15 2007

Reverse Sushi Restaurant Reverse_20Sushi_20Restaurant
by whimsickle. Knee-grazingly similar. [calum, Aug 15 2007]

Kind of similar too... Roaming_20Bar_20Stools
An idea typed by my own fair hand (shameless self-promotion). [lostdog, Aug 15 2007]

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       How do you serve food?   

       Other than that, cool idea
evilpenguin, Aug 15 2007
  

       The waiters could pop out of the scenery like ghouls in a haunted house.
jutta, Aug 15 2007
  

       Or follow the tables riding segways
evilpenguin, Aug 15 2007
  

       Woo-hoo! Plus for you today (despite the emesis potential, or perhaps because of it)
globaltourniquet, Aug 15 2007
  

       It's the inverse of a sushi restaurant, cool. [+]
marklar, Aug 15 2007
  

       Nice. [marklar]'s right - it's a reversal of the conveyer-belt restaurant concept. As the tables waft past tables of food, diners should be able to reach out and grab some.
hippo, Aug 15 2007
  

       //It's the inverse of a sushi restaurant//
...fish eating raw people?
xandram, Aug 15 2007
  

       Hard to eat as your table goes rumbling along. <imagines old wooden roller coaster track with checkered table cloths and wine spilling over>
k_sra, Aug 15 2007
  

       //...fish eating raw people?//   

       <Spits out o.j. - falls off sofa>
wagster, Aug 15 2007
  

       get that OJ out of your mouth, [wags], you don't know where he's been!   

       [Anathema], looking at your amusement table, i can't help wondering who would want sushi that's been sitting near someone's crotch. ew.
k_sra, Aug 15 2007
  

       To clean the tables.... they pass through the lion's cage, then the vulture sanctuary, followed by a quick visit to the ant colony (to fight over the crumbs), and finally a short dip in the piranha tank to mop up any stains and tough leftovers (i.e. the leathery heels of a long distance runner like me). A totally daft and impractical idea - in other words perfect   

       And the restaurant's motto? "We were happy to have served you (up)"
xenzag, Aug 15 2007
  

       This might be nice as something like a gondola in a canal. For the kids, it could be like Pirates of the Caribbean.   

       That last bit is 10% idea, 90% provocation to begin piratical annos.
marklar, Aug 15 2007
  

       In my imagination I envisioned this as not so much a dark ride (which may have been a good thing, considering the food...) but rather as something out of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. I'm remembering scenes like Chaplin being pulled through the giant cogs of the machinery, or seated at a table to "enjoy" a meal fed to him by automation.   

       So diners would be seated at their table riding on a conveyor belt. At various points along their route robotic arms swoop in to set the table (a solitary flower falls into a vase with a resounding "Ting!"), tubes drop from the ceiling to splat food into the plates or squirt liquids into the glasses Add to that some of the old-school cliches like oversized rotating drums with huge teeth spinning perilously low overhead (anyone care for some freshly ground pepper?), the standard clapping and stomping steel plates of doom (think Galaxy Quest - "What is this thing? I mean, it serves no useful purpose for there to be a bunch of chompy, crushy things in the middle of a hallway. No, I mean we shouldn't have to do this, it makes no logical sense, why is it here?") and when you are done, you are dropped down some slippery tubes to the awaiting cashier. Cha-ching!
Canuck, Aug 15 2007
  

       I have to agree with calum, upon reading the Reverse Sushi idea, so [marked-for- deletion] redundant. Sorry [skiyaki].
xenzag, Aug 15 2007
  

       That MFD is not going to work without brackets.
ldischler, Aug 15 2007
  

       bashes roundy brackets into squaresville
xenzag, Aug 15 2007
  

       I disagree with the MFD. This idea includes "scences" the diners expirence, not just the fact that they are moving while dinning.
evilpenguin, Aug 16 2007
  

       [evilpenguin] so they smell stuff, then they die, all while making a lot of noise?
marklar, Aug 16 2007
  

       like dining inside it's a small world with motorized tables instead of boats
sukiyaki, Sep 01 2008
  

       ever been on a long distance train? :P
xxobot, Sep 02 2008
  

       I disagree with the MFD. This is an amusement park ride plus food; not the same thing at all.
Voice, Sep 02 2008
  
      
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