Snap Food! To Take Photos of Your Food or Not?

I read a very interesting article in the latest issue of Food Network magazine about restaurant chefs going to great lengths of prohibiting their customers from taking photos of their meal.  Reason being is that, the quality of photos taken do not give their food justice and may actually deter people from ordering or worse, not going to their restaurants, period.




Some restaurants actually have phone bans and have asked patrons to surrender their phones at the host’s stand.  In exchange, they get a discount on their meal.

Other restaurant owners, have resorted to emailing their meals to diners before their meal is over.

What do you think of this?  Do you like to take photos of your meal while dining out?  Do you think restaurants should have a cell phone ban?  If they did, would you still eat there?  Would you surrender your phone in exchange for a discount of your meal?  If you’re a restaurant owner, what are your thoughts on this?  Do you mind or not at all when patrons take photos of your food?  Please share with us your comments below.  We all would love to hear it!

Source:  Food Network Magazine, May 2013

Permission granted for use of image from:  Something Banging 

About Jocelyn Wilhelm

Jocelyn Wilhelm is very passionate about her community and has a strong drive to help businesses succeed in this day of all things digital. Jocelyn has a knack for knowing how to perfectly optimize every marketing effort for both search engines and direct target audience. Jocelyn owns her own consulting firm, JW Social Media where she helps companies develop their Inbound Marketing Strategy. A long-time resident of Wauconda of over 14 years, Jocelyn is an avid foodie and wine enthusiast and loves to frequent local establishments to learn all about them and shares her experiences with the community using the power of social media. Check out how she engages with the Wauconda community on My Town Wauconda Facebook Page.

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