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Old 04-11-2017, 02:15 PM
nearwildheaven nearwildheaven is offline
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Originally Posted by filmore View Post
There used to be a steak restaurant called "U-R Cooks". Their gimmick was that you cooked your own steaks at open grills in the middle of the restaurant. You'd stand there cooking your steak just like you would do at home, only paying more for the privilege. We used to joke they were going to open another restaurant called "U-R Dishwashers".
Those places were popular in the Midwest in the 1980s, only they charged LESS if you cooked your own - $1, IIRC. They were fun places to go to if you were with a large group. ETA: The one I went to wasn't, to my knowledge, part of a chain.

The novel "Cat's Eye" had a character who proposed a restaurant where you select your own food out of the refrigerator, cook it yourself, and clean up afterwards.

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