That Restaurant Sound

Restaurant critic Andrew Ross has written an article about the sound tracks restaurants use to reinforce the brands of their establishments.

To some, the opening bars of “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens sound like a station identification break from some long-forgotten, Deco-era radio station, the kind of tinkling glockenspiel theme you’d hear played live, every 15 minutes. But to me, that song will always sound like milky coffee and scones.

One comment on “That Restaurant Sound

  1. When I saw the Press Herald headline, I thought it was going to be about how to produce deafening background noise at home, so you can shout “WHAT’D YOU SAY?!” to your family member a foot away.

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