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The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders (mistakenorders.com)
94 points by kawera 61 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 35 comments

One of of the more interesting restaurants that we ate at 3 days a week. I started going with friends and noticed I got a menu and they never ordered. But we all got lunch. After awhile I didn't get an menu either and they just brought lunch. I was a little surprised by this and asked, she said they watched what we ordered and once they got it down, they just brought us things they though we would like.

If you wanted something different, or it was a special you wanted to try all you had to do was ask for it when they took the drink order. Otherwise it was a nice chat, lunch was served and it was great.

I would be into a place like "Mistaken Orders" since I'm sure it would be fine, and a little adventure.

I once toyed with a concept of a Karma Cafe - you get what you deserve. Didn't really pan out far

I really like this. Dementia (and related disorders) are still very misunderstood by the general public. Anything like this that brings awareness in a positive way, especially for the patients themselves, is a very good thing.

Awww, I love feel good stories like this! Reminds me a lot of the town of Geel in Belgum: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/01/4840833...

For me I think this at-the-source / small town / intimate one-on-one solution is great in so many ways.

On a side note, I've recently visited a coffeeshop in São Paulo where every employee has Down Syndrome and it was wonderful; spent almost two hours discussing with the waiters and the barista - a sea of kindness, really.

Winston-Salem, NC has a coffee shop "providing meaningful, enriching employment to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)."


Along those lines:

> Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee – it’s an experience. While the shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the customers love the products, they really come in for the unique customer service experience. https://www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com

Locations: - Winston-Salem, NC - Charlotte, SC - Savannah, GA

The correct locations are Wilmington NC; Charleston, SC; and Savannah, GA.

doh! Thank you!

Wilmington*, NC :)

doh! Thank you!

This is fantastic, but they really need to work on the accessibility of their site. All of the most important text is locked away in images. No reason to do that in 2019.

Contact them with that suggestion, I am sure they would appreciate it and most likely do not read HN.

Do some good like they're trying to!

I wish the real world generally valued employees as people instead of numbers on a spreadsheet. These individuals can get jobs with dementia but I can't seem to get a job with ADHD. I guess "our employees can't regulate their attention, just go with it" isn't a compelling hook for the vast majority of businesses.

You’re right - this is a harsh world for people who are outside what’s considered neurotypical.

Your ADHD would be an adaptive trait in other eras, though. It would make you an excellent hunter and tracker, and probably a fearsome improvisational tactician on the battlefield. In a less technological era, you would likely be a chieftain or better, thanks to your impressive ability to provide meat to your people and beat the shit out of other tribes.

None of that is very useful to you in this world of cubicles and meetings and emails, but maybe someday, managers and entrepreneurs will find ways to enable people like you and help you work to your true potential.

Have you tried taking meds for your ADHD?

I'd love to buy a t-shirt with their logo (in Japanese), but it doesn't look like that's something they offer.

If they did, you'd mistakenly get a Rolling Stones T-shirt with the tongue and lips logo.

Such a great idea for a restaurant, would love for it to come to London.

Also, Yahoo Japan does a go fund me style donations platform?! Still amazed Yahoo lives on in Japan.

It's all fun and games until someone eats something he/she allergic to due to a (featured) mistake.

That has been a huge thing outside of Japan for hundreds of years already.

Cite examples, please.

Would love to see this in Chicago

People with allergies will love this place.

People with allergies already have to worry about hidden stuff like peanut oil. I'd imagine they'd just avoid this specific restaurant entirely.

Then they don't go there.

Reasonable accommodations are just that. Reasonable. The schtick of this place is that there's a high degree of uncertainty involved.

people with allergies probably shouldn't go there.


You think only White people have food allergies?

That's... well, it's racist, but it's so utterly bizarre I can't even get angry.


This study found that in the US, food allergies are actually more prevalent among African-American and Hispanic children than among (non-Hispanic) white children:


What would make you believe that?

And do you still believe it after the other user linked an article about allergies in other races?

While that's a ridiculous belief, it isn't a racist belief.

It’s racism in the most direct sense. Suggesting one race in the case white people are inherently worse than all other races.

It’s not discriminatory, but racism is a belief not always an action. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism

In fact - it isn't racism, according to the link you have provided.

"Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another."

Superiority is a key word here. The link actually ends up on the page for supremacism:

"Supremacism is an ideology which holds that a certain class of people is superior to others, and that they should dominate, control, and subjugate others, or are entitled to do so."

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