Design FAIL the second

The past year my wife and I have eaten at Red Robin with some regularity, since it’s menu is friendly to gluten free diets. We were there with her family tonight and I was reminded of one of my restaurantorial pet peeves:

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Menus should not take up so much of the table. They should not overlap the menu of the person across the table from you.

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About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

4 Responses to Design FAIL the second

  1. uggh… These huge menus bother me too. I work in print design (as well as other areas of design/photography) and I just don’t understand the usability of these jam packed menus, other than saving money on printing costs.

    We eat at Red Robin too as 1/2 of our family is gluten free… Good GF restaurants you can trust aren’t easy to find!

  2. Daniel says:

    But Red Robin makes up for it!

    Yeah, this is how far back I am in reading your blog.

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