The San Francisco Chronicle‘s Michael Bauer shines a spotlight today on restaurant websites, pointing out the aspects that are most frustrating to him as a diner. His primary complaints are the lack of a current menu and the difficulty in locating a restaurant’s hours of operations. What I find vexing are Flash introductions (often with silly music!) and menus being available only as PDFs (I fear my MacBook will soon burst into flames from all the menu PDFs sitting idly in my “downloads” folder).
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