Why are restaurants so loud? Minimalist design and more casual dining are big factors, but restaurateurs know loud spaces encourage faster chewing and more drinking.
A fascinating study about restaurant noise shows that as background noise increases, the willingness to spend time and money in a restaurant decreases.
Restaurant noise is still a problem, but it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Daniel Fink tells us that acoustic science is up to the task of making restaurants quieter.
Noisy restaurants are a problem in Australia, too. If everyone who is bothered by noise asked our elected officials to do something about it, things could change.
Tired of the din that accompanies your dinner when you eat out? You’re not the only one. Click to learn more about noisy restaurants and what you can do to take the din out of dinner.
Annoyed by restaurant playlists, a musician makes his own. Perhaps a better tact would be to turn the music off and let people enjoy conversation with their guests.