Everyone has been there. The sun is setting low in the sky, and stomachs begin to rumble. One brave soul attempts to gather the strength and fortitude to make that all-important decision:
“Where do you want to eat tonight?”
“Eh, it doesn’t really matter to me.”
“What about Italian?”
“OK, then, how about Chinese?”
“We had that last week.”
“What about burgers?”
“I don’t know.”
Starvation due to indecision is real and can lead to hangry outbursts. Nobody wants that. Which is why there are people out there who have tried to solve this dilemma once and for all.
Take Georgia man Jerry Baker, who took a simple children’s plaything and transformed it into a wheel of dining destiny. His son Jared shared it on his Twitter feed:
My dad made this for when his girlfriend won't pick a restaurant 😂 pic.twitter.com/cZ4tWQDHYZ
— Jared Baker (@Jared_l_Baker) January 31, 2017
The wheel went viral in 2017 after the younger Baker posted it to Twitter. People quickly realized the genius of the idea. This wheel randomizes the process, it can be customized to one’s local dining preferences, plus it presumably still makes random animal sounds. Which is funny.
But what if you don’t have children’s toys lying around? This question got me wondering what other options might be out there.
Thanks to March Madness, everybody loves brackets. Have everyone in the group submit selections, and eliminate them one by one in a bracket by voting or even coin-flipping until one emerges as the restaurant that rules them all. Here’s an example from the @OUBarstool Twitter account:
Apps For Apps
There’s an app for everything, and that includes finding a place to eat. So break out your phone and see what’s nearby. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best out there.
Let’s face it. You would still argue over what goes on the bracket, or which of the top-rated restaurants on the app you should go to. Save yourself the trouble and stay in and cook something. Now you just need to find a way to figure out who gets to grill…