New Business Idea – The Eat by the Pound Restaurant

Airlines are seriously considering charging customer by how much they weigh as fuel costs soar.  On the surface, it’s a pay as you go model but is it really fair?  Or is it fair that lighter customers are ‘subsidizing’ heavier customers?  So I was wondering then if this could be applied to a restaurant concept.  The Eat by the Pount restaurant would charge you by the weight of the food you eat.  You step on a scale and get a weight reading when you arrive and you get another reading when you leave.  Your bill is calculated based on your increase in weight.  Of course there are lots of potential issues with this concept.  How would you adjust for going to the bathroom for example?  Anyway, I thought it was an interesting concept and would make for an interesting theme restaurant.  Imagine a large digital display over the entrance or at your table that show how much you weight and how much you eat by the pound.  Just like your treadmill displays how many calories you burn, this restaurant would display how many calories you took in!  A system could record each patrons weight as they arrive.  The system would also calculate the weight delta when checking out — with discounts offered to customers who gained the most weight in the shortest amount of time!  That would really encourage some healthy eating…

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