Eating Styles: Cheesy Edition! Sam March 11, 2013 Eating Styles 5 Comments No, not like cheese you eat. I’m talking about walls covered in faux memorabilia, two-bit jingles and dark green vests covered in flair. If you’ve ever looked up from your creamy spinach dip at Applebee’s and wondered why there was a beat-up french horn hanging from the door jam, you have been a victim of restaurant cheese. Well now, T.G.I. Friday’s, an age-old perpetrator of restaurant cheese, has decided to abandon its hokey image in favor of a more modern one, progressively rolling out a series of new restaurant changes with a cleaner, more sophisticated look. “We’re getting rid of the cheese,” boasts their new campaign, suggesting the loud decor on their walls is something to be shed. Does restaurant cheese matter to you? Do you care if there are pictures of Marilyn Monroe and toy firetrucks on the walls? Vote below and explain your answers in the comments. Take Our Poll The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 5 Responses Cameron March 11th, 2013 At least Applebee’s decor is/was often locally-themed—jerseys from local schools and teams, road signs of nearby streets, old photos of buildings from the town, etc. Reply Not-so-famous Dave March 11th, 2013 I like the cheese..lookin around at stuff on the walls beats peeling off bottle labels any day. Was recently in a big local restaurant in Nevada that had a bone fide collection on display..horse drawn firecarts, a fullsize stuffed horse, a shark, a helicopter etc..lotsa cool for real stuff he had bought over a lifetime. On the other hand, I know of a guy in Kansas that makes a parttime living out of buying new reproduction advertising signs, then aging them rapidly with saltwater, heating, freezing, denting them etc then selling them to restaurants. Reply Austinian March 11th, 2013 I think cheese is a good idea only in one-off restaurants that aren’t part of a chain. e.g. Meadow Muffins in colorado springs. Reply Sam March 11th, 2013 What’s in Meadow Muffins? Reply Smokin' March 18th, 2013 Meadow Muffins has a collection of sheep. Really fluffy. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.