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Collection of the most absurd laws affecting international restaurants


All businesses or companies have their rules or laws, The reason for this regulation is to ensure that everything works properly. The same happens in the case of the restaurants, they have rules governing cleaning every corner of the room, proper staff hygiene, how to store and prepare food ... etc.

As we have seen, and we continue to see in the series of articles Agapito Barroso on how you have to design professional kitchens, We have a fairly large number of considerations and regulations relating to the world of hotels and restaurants.

These laws or regulations, there for a good reason. A restaurant is a place where we will have lunch or dinner, elements are talking about going to eat, thus you need to be very careful with every detail.

Restaurants laws difficult to believe

But we have also noticed that, There is a handful of laws relating to restaurants that are, the less curious. Some of them have their explanation, but the fact is that certain life circumstances, forgetfulness or tradition; we have several restaurants stupid laws.

That's why we decided to make this compilation, in which we will list and order the most surreal laws that have been written about restaurants around the world. Some even hard time believing:

1.- In Chicago, you go against the law If you eat at an establishment in flames.

2.- Britain maintained an Act of S. nineteenth prohibits serving tripe cooked on Sundays.

3.- In peace, Bolivia, married women They not allowed to drink more than a glass of wine in a bar public restaurant.

4.- New Jersey is considered officially a slurp soup offense in a public restaurant.

5.- Bars in Amsterdam is completely legal cannabis smoking but can not smoke cigarettes or cigars “normal”.

6.- In Florida there is a law prohibiting the use of computers and smartphones in cybercafes.

7.- There is a law prohibiting Alabama carry an ice cream cone in the back pocket.

8.- In the United Kingdom, women they can not eat chocolate while traveling on public transport.

9.- Kansas is prohibited serve wine in teacups.

10.- In Wisconsin it is illegal in public restaurants sell apple pie without cheese.

11.- Alabama is banned selling peanuts on Wednesdays after sunset.

12.- I do Georgia, It is only allowed to eat fried chicken if done with hands.

13.- In Indiana it is illegal catch a public transport in the following 4 hours after eating garlic.

How you can see, no shortage of strange laws around the world. These rules meaningless, We raise an interesting question, What should happen in each of these places, to encourage the drafting of laws of such caliber?

There are also restaurants with unique and specific standards

further, these are laws cities or populations They refer to what can or should happen in a restaurant. In the case of the very laws of restaurants, also are noteworthy examples. As in the "dead”, Australia restaurant specializing in Japanese food, where its owner, the chef Yukako Ichikawa that fine you if you leave food on the plate and it makes you a 30% otherwise discount, or Japanese restaurant in which it is forbidden to eat what is asked. That is to say, diner order and pay for a plate, but eat what you have asked the previous diner ... crazy.

It is clear that standards are created by the legislative bodies of each country, in order to guide citizens to correct behavior, However in the case of these laws we can not help but to smile.

Finally we want to reflect: Besides all these rules so curious that we are scattered around the world (although the US looks like a place "to feed part"), and basic living standards we all know, we probably thought at some point, while in a restaurant, in a rule that would put us to avoid Children playing near our table, diners gritones or unfriendly waiters.

trust This list of surrealistic laws continue to grow, if only thanks to your suggestions. Are the animals?

About the Author

Degree in journalism and editor. I am writing from before the age of reason. I love to research about food, restaurants and new technologies. I forget to put down your feet and I feel better watching a movie or reading a book. I also like to talk about movies.



    • Jose Berenguer on

      Hello Alvaro!! thank you very much for your words, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much, and here in DiegoCoquillat.com we did when writing it 😉
      The truth is that human beings will never cease to amaze, and sometimes we can find this kind of thing so curious that, oye, at least you really happy day? 🙂
      If you like the theme, Stay connected to us because we are true fans of the strangest news of the world of hotels and restaurants, and always we try to tell the most prominent and most importantly, take any lessons or teaching them all


  1. Jaume Lazarus on

    I really liked the article. truly amazing things. But, and this will agree with many entrepreneurs in the catering sector, in the EU and, Thus, Here in Spain, are continuously being introduced, new technical standards, without being as extravagant as you expose, They are overly demanding and, especially, costly for businesses, without that bring substantial improvements for customers in many cases. Standards that seem to obey more to the need for officials and legislators to justify who care about doing something useful to solve real problems.

    • Jose Berenguer on

      Hello Jaume, Thank you very much for your comment, I sincerely believe that you could not be more right. In fact I'm thinking, given the good acceptance that has taken Article, preparing another line in what you comentabas. Those standards which you speak and on which perhaps the hospitality sector is not so agreement can be another good starting point for the beginning of another debate, which ultimately it is what we seek here. Hear your replicas, motivates opinions and advice to follow. Thank you!

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