Dick's Last Resort

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Dick's Last Resort
HeadquartersNashville, TN

Dick's Last Resort is a bar and restaurant chain in The United States, known for its intentional employment of an obnoxious staff.[1] The chain consists of thirteen restaurants. The restaurant has its origins in the owners' original opening of a "fine-dining" establishment.[when?] The establishment was a failure, which resulted in bankruptcy. Rather than continue with the upscale restaurant motif, the owners retooled their efforts and decided to "go sloppy".[2] The end result was a success, leading to the creation of more locations.

In 1995, the company attempted to expand to Europe and opened a restaurant in London,[3] but the effort was abandoned and the restaurant was sold in early 1996.[4]


Dick's Last Resort teaches its servers to be obnoxious.[1] In addition to the staff, the decor is considered to be "wacky".[5] The restaurant uses picnic-style tables and no tablecloths. Patrons of Dick's are expected to be insulted, or placed in uncomfortable situations. Adult bibs and large, hand-made, paper hats are given to diners to wear during their stay.[6] There are no napkins on the tables: they are generally thrown at the customers by the serving staff.[7]


Dick's menu is influenced by Southern cuisine,[8] consisting of hamburgers, barbecue, and seafood items.

The menu follows the vulgar thematic with items such as:

In addition to food and drink, Dick's offers souvenirs such as "Real Women Love Dick's" T-shirts and "I Love Dick's" bumper stickers.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Edsel Ford Fong, known as the "world's rudest, worst, most insulting waiter"
  • The Wieners Circle, a Chicago-based hot dog joint staffed with profanity-spewing workers


  1. ^ a b "Dick's Last Resort". Yahoo! Travel. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ "Dick's Last Resort". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  3. ^ "Break for the border reins in wayward restaurant".
  4. ^ "In Brief: Dublin deal".
  5. ^ a b "Dick's Last Resort". Citysearch.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  6. ^ Helmick, Jamie. "Dick's Last Resort Review". VEGAS.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  7. ^ Conn, Kristal. "DICK'S LAST RESORT". The Daily Aztec. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  8. ^ "Editorial Review for Dick's Last Resort – by Citysearch Editors". Citysearch.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  9. ^ "Bucket's 'O Grub". dickslastresort.com. Retrieved 2009-01-05.

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