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How Restaurants Got So Loud

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There's a very good article in The Guardian today about restaurant noise, including information about a sound-reporting app.

 

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To make restaurateurs appreciate the value of bringing sound levels down, the perception that noise equals “everybody’s having fun” needs challenging. “Noise doesn’t create the atmosphere,” Meloni insists. “The atmosphere is created by the waiters and the managers.”

 

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@Alex  The comments make for some interesting reading.  Thanks for posting this.

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On 4/17/2019 at 8:41 AM, dcarch said:

I still think expensive rent, health department inspections in city environment require  highly packed seating and hard reflective surfaces for cleaning.

 

The health dept doesn't care if there are upholstered booths and carpet in the dining room as long as the kitchen is easily cleanable.

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I blame brainless consultants who apply their brainless formulae to every restaurant who  is clueless enough to hire them. Brainless consultants are a blot on business in the US. 

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isn't the only reason that North American restaurants are so noisy is simply because they are full of North Americans?


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