Dick's Last Resort

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Dick's Last Resort
privately held[1]
Industry restaurants
Website dickslastresort.com

Dick's Last Resort is a bar and restaurant chain in The United States, known for its intentional employment of an obnoxious staff.[2] The chain consists of seven 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".[3] The end result was a success, leading to the creation of six additional locations.

In 1995, the company attempted to expand to Europe and opened a restaurant in London,[4] but the effort was abandoned and the restaurant was sold in early 1996.[5]

Starting in 2016 multiple locations have closed with almost no notice.

Atmosphere[edit]

Dick's Last Resort teaches its servers to be obnoxious.[2] In addition to the staff, the decor is considered to be "wacky".[6] 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.[7] There are no napkins on the tables: they are generally thrown at the customers by the serving staff.[8]

Menu[edit]

Dick's menu is influenced by Southern cuisine,[9] 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.[6]

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

References[edit]

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

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