A new roller-coaster-inspired restaurant ROGO's has opened in Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping centre, where patrons watch their food zip along a network of roller coaster tracks that wind throughout the restaurant before arriving their tables.
The 1300-square-meter establishment in Yas Mall seats 378 people, making it the largest roller-coaster-themed restaurant.
Jessica Wadih al-Absi, the chairwoman and CEO of restaurant operator Group JWA, said each table has its own individually designed roller coaster track and a unique silent delivery system that thrills diners as they get to watch their food make a gravity-defying 360-degree journey to their table.
Wadih al-Absi said more than 30 roller coaster tracks transport food and drinks, kept in closed pots to prevent spilling, around "multispiral, double loop and tornado track".
The joint has become so popular, especially with its tornado spiral ride and system with the option to order using handheld devices, that there are often wait times of more than 30 minutes.
There are Rollercoaster Restaurants in Germany, Kuwait and Russia. More branches are planned to open in the United Kingdom, China and Poland.