New Year's Resolutions: the bane of a restaurant owner's existence. How to convince diners to inhale that 1,400 calorie, deep-fried lunch when they're avoiding carbs, abstaining from alcohol or cooking for themselves at home right now?
The tension is real, and is brought to life on restaurant social media accounts. Whether they're promoting extra eating ("more brunch in 2016!"), urging diners to break their vows immediately, or putting out sentiments like "gyms are for quitters," it's funny to see restaurants combat the surge of January vigilance. Here are just a few examples spotted around D.C. (many of them tongue-in-cheek, of course):
So by now you should have realized those resolutions aren't happening. You can go back to eating hotdogs with us now— Ivy and Coney (@ivyandconey) January 2, 2016
Tonight's burger: New Years resolution buster Smoked jalapeno Mac and cheese double bacon w/ side of fries.— DC Reynolds (@DCReynoldsBar) January 4, 2016
Happy New Year! We're closed today but will reopen 1/2 and already expect to give up some resolutions by then.— Southern Efficiency (@whiskeyhome) January 1, 2016