World's Strangest Restaurants
’s Baggers, Nuremberg, Germany
The Weird Factor: Ever wish you could do away with surly waiters? One restaurant owner, Michael Mack, found the solution. On the outskirts of Nuremberg in Bavaria, Mack opened ’s Baggers, the world’s first automated restaurant. Humans still cook the food, but now chefs can focus on what they do best. Customers use touch screens to choose from a menu of typical Franconian dishes—slaughterhouse platter, sausages, and roasts. They can even write e-mail or SMS until their food arrives via a spiraling gravity-fed conveyer belt. Mack has patented his new rail system, so don’t be surprised if you start to see fewer waiters and more machines.
Signature Dish: Fränkische Kanneloni, covered pancakes stuffed with mincemeat and kraut.
Info: Am Steinacher Kreuz 28 D-90427 Nuremberg, www.sbaggers.de