>>7046289 I have a problem with people glued to their smartphones in social situations, posting shit to social media in real time. But I understand that's just what some folks do. So I don't let it bother me. But I think it looks stupid, and is borderline rude.
>>7046349 I don't think it's a big deal to snap some photos, but I wouldn't want someone snapping away with a massive camera if I was a chef.
You're full of shit if you think you do not care what anyone else thinks and do not adhere to any societal norms and boundaries. I'm not worried about anything because I don't care enough about having photos of my food.
You obviously do draw a line at some point unless you're working at mcdonald's and could care less if someone sets up a photo studio on the floor.
If I'm at a nice restaurant that I will probably only go to once for whatever reason, then yeah sometimes I will if it looks really nice. But if it's a local place, even "fine dining" or something, then no I don't.
Sometimes I take pictures of things that I really really liked and try to reverse engineer it at home to see how the chef did it and if I can get a result that is somewhat close.
Those would be photographers one hires to develop a webpage, and nothing to do with patrons snapping pics with their phones.
I'm flattered period. Anyone that argues against others not only marketing their restaurant for free, but backing up their claims with photos to impress or convince others is a line guy or dishpig whose job doesn't depend on foot traffic.
I own a bakery. I love when people take pictures of the food and pastries I make them.
It's about the most uncultured middle- to low-class swine thing you can do in a restaurant other than let everyone hear your bodily functions. Also NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT WHAT YOU ATE WHERE. NO ONE.
Guests dicking around on their phones has been shown to negatively affect the profits of a lot of establishments because they take so much longer to actually eat and leave that you turn fewer tables. This obviously only happens if you have so many occupied tables that you can't seat new parties, though.
Just a quick picture is fairly harmless but, if somebody's going to care to take a picture of their meal, they're also going to sit there and text that picture to somebody or post it to instagram or something as well.
I'm not viral marketing, no bad required. The only people from my area that would be posting on 4chan are college kids from the CIA, Marist or Vassar. None of which are patrons of my establishments...as they can't afford it.
>>7046679 Now that's clearly annoying. Hopefully all the people in that picture didn't have to pay for their meals. I'm enough of an asshole to take a restaurant to small claims court over an invasion of privacy like that.
That said, that blonde chick is one cute semen demon.
If I go to a restaurant of particular note, I will (or more likely my gf will) snap a quick picture using a phone as a little reminder. I have a few on Facebook but 90% of them are shared amongst a few friends of mine who are interested in that sort of thing.
It takes less than 30 seconds to get a picture, it isnt intrusive, has minimal effect on the quality of the food. I dont see a problem.
>Finally convince my family to let me cook for them >Want to show off >cook them crabcakes >get overexcited and fuck it up >they look burnt and disgusting >nervously put the food on the table in front of everyone >dad smiles >''Hey, anons sister, could you fetch that selfie stick of yours? I have to do something'' >start to feel really good >feel like they want to take a picture and the food isn't actually bad >sister brings the stick down to my dad >he says thank you >pushes the food onto the floor using the selfie stick >''Now I don't have to touch this crap to give it to the dog!'' >family chuckles >we get takeout
>>7046547 >http://www.breadalone.com/ What in the ever loving fuck? I buy bread from there all the time. Your pastries are great. Some of your breads are really good, others not so much. There's this one whole grain loaf you have that destroys the inside of my mouth, it's like it's made of broken glass or something. But what I like about your sliced breads is they're made from wholesome ingredients but they still last a while.
I'm gonna ask you something I feel weird about asking through normal channels: at one of your market locations the staff follows what seem to be questionable hygiene procedures. I remember one time seeing a guy bang a loaf on a shelf to knock snow off of it. Sometimes people handle currency and bread without changing gloves. I habitually re-bake the loaves now, after getting the runs once (not 100% sure it was your bread but I'm suspicious).
Are the employees at the markets yours, or do they work for a third party?
>thinking I am going to indulge the post with countertrolling
Many people buy our shit then sell it to others, what they decide to do with after I have made money is their decisions to make. If you're stupid enough to purchase things from dirty people that is on you, I don't even hire migrants so you're trying to ring the wrong bell.
>>7046793 So I take it the list of people working at these locations are those "others" http://www.breadalone.com/markets/ Good to know, I got confused by the fact that they were using your name and insignia, implying some kind of official connection.
My original post was asking where should restaurant owners draw the line? ISome obnoxious restaurants put signs up saying no photos, other restaurants like breadfag's above do not draw a line and will allow you to set up a full photo studio inside.
>>7046289 Nope. I don't know how anybody could have so few actual problems in their life they would have "a problem" with somebody taking pictures of their food. Is this another weird subculture on 4chan? Hating on people who do things that don't affect you?
>>7046827 >Is this another weird subculture on 4chan? >the site where people get into blood-boiling rage over other people owning the wrong brand of mobile phone >the site where it's common wisdom that the reason white men are an oppressed class of people is because of a picture blog founded in 2007 >the site where "normie" is an insult that means "normal person" which is a bad thing >the site where coffee triggers people because the barista majored in the wrong subject >the site where it's understood that people only pretend to like persian food because the Islamic Republic of Iran is part of the axis of evil >the site where knowing the origins of tapas means you want to kill all white people >the site where avocado is a provocatively fashionable new food that symbolizes the complete destruction of civilization as we know it And you're surprised that some people here get triggered over other people taking pictures of food?
As a non-business owner can I say that cunts making duckfaces at IHOP are retarded or am I just AN AUTIST? I miss the time where I could fuckoff to wherever I wanted and there wouldn't be social media pixies everywhere waiting for me to drunkenly waddle in view.
>>7046827 Honestly, it's the people with more problems in life who are (rightly) bothered by this. You work your ass off and you go out for a nice night out and everyone around you is some douchebag millennial reddit prick living his entire life through his fucking phone.
You are probably too young to remember what restaurants used to be like, but it was a chance to live well, and to exercise real social graces. Now every restaurant, even the good ones, are all Cheesecake Factory, with Cheesecake Factory clients.
>>7048403 You cannot say that these needy people are living well.
They go out trying to document their lives in a pitiable, desperate attempt to prove that they really lived. Because they never really do. And one day they'll be dead, and those retarded photos will be all that's left. They couldn't be bothered to spend some time in the present having an enjoyable night out, but they'll be damned if they won't document that they HAD a night out.
>>7048406 In the main I agree with you. Many people do want to document everything, everywhere they go. It seems that everything they do has to be put online or whatever otherwise it wasnt worthwhile.
Sometimes its nice to take pictures of things to share with other people or just because it can be nice to look back and remember. Personally I wouldnt let it become the main point of a trip to a nice restaurant - 15-30 seconds to take a quick picture isnt affecting the quality of the food or the involvment in the night out.
However, why would you give a fuck about how other people choose to live? It doesnt (or shouldnt) affect you in any way possible. Can you not go to a restaurant and just focus on your own company, the conversation youre having, the food youre eating, rather than being distracted by how other people are choosing to enjoy themself (in a non-intrusive manner)? Whats more pathetic, taking a photo of your food, or getting annoyed that a stranger is taking a photo of their food?
>>7048416 >However, why would you give a fuck about how other people choose to live? It doesnt (or shouldnt) affect you in any way possible. It might effect the business proprietor. On one hand it's free advertising on facebook: >just about to tuck into this delicious plate at Richie's Restaurant (pic) On the other hand the chefs will need to ensure that they master their fancy plating techniques because everything they do is under public scrutiny and a bad looking plate could have adverse effects on the business. Increasing pressure to perform.
I agree with your point and don't intend on debating. Just thinking out loud.
>>7046339 >I've heard of chefs getting pissy about taking photos That's when you say "So you don't free advertising? Because I was just about to invite my friends. But fine if you don't want us here, we won't come back."
Eh there is nothing wrong with taking photos of food.
Asians started this trend because their food would always come out too hot and burn their mouths so they decided that they would take photos in order to let it cool down whilst they uploaded the photos to where they want.
I'm annoyed by constant pictures in general. Can't even go hiking with friends without at least one of them turning their back to the group to take a quirky selfie letting the world know what we were all doing. Or when we were getting stoned and the ugly friend of a friend snapped us high and outted us to all our fucking peers and instructors. I can't help but connect those cultural dots when I see teens instagramming their plate of pasta. Yes it bothers me because it doesn't tend it happen in a vacuum. These bitches are doing it EVERYWHERE
>>7046800 If I were to ask anyone why they did anything and they told me they did it because it's popular and to seek validation and attention from people they have tenuous connections to I'd naturally think less of them as a person.
And when you take pictures of your food to tweet them or instagram, welp, that's exactly what you're doing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Plus it's shitty table manners to anyone who grew up and became an adult before the era of smart phones.
>>7048406 Maybe if you were having a better time yourself by engaging with the people in your company then you wouldn't even notice people on other tables taking photos of their meals, much less actually care about what they're doing with their time.
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