2. Red flag: The restaurant has too many “themes”
Themes, styles, patterns and designs are an efficient way for restaurants to promote their personality to their guests, but too many may be a red flag. “All restaurants have a look and feel. That’s what attracts customers,” says Fabiana Meléndez, a publicist in Austin, Texas.
“If you end up somewhere that has too many themes, such as a cool dive bar inside but a nautical-themed beach bar out back, this can sometimes be an indication service and management are not in sync behind the scenes.”