According to this New York Times article, some chefs are beginning to ban customers from taking pictures of their food. I think that’s a crazy move for most restaurants since it’s free publicity and there could be a major backlash. However, for the more popular and formal restaurants, I can understand the reasoning behind it. Flashes are distracting and some people are even getting up on chairs to get a better angle. Could this be a new trend?
Would you ban photos in your restaurant? Would you go to a restaurant that banned picture taking?
This has been going on for a long time. I’ve been to restaurants that ban pictures and always thought it was because of their “special decor” or something like that.