The San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho writes about restaurant noise. She gets it mostly right, says Dr. Daniel Fink, except for one thing—restaurant noise is a disability rights issue.
Why to boomers hate restaurants targeting millennials? In a word, noise. Baby boomers remember when you could enjoy a meal and a conversation.
Another report about restaurant noise, this time in USA Today, one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the U.S. Will this finally get restaurateurs attention?
Nigella Lawson, one of the UK’s most famous TV chefs, says she hates loud restaurants. Why? She believes it “drowns out the taste of food.” We would add that it makes conversation impossible.
Joyce Cohen interviews Dr. Daniel Fink for her thoughtful article in the Washington Post on how restaurant noise discriminates against the hearing impaired.
A story in Modern Restaurant Management discusses potential design solutions to address restaurant noise. Dr. Daniel Fink suggests this free and easy fix—turn down the amplified sound!