Exciting New Ratings System
March 14th, 2011 by plumpdumpling

After an excellent lunch at goodburger last weekend (review forthcoming!), my boyfriend and I left talking about the rating I’d give it, and we ran into a problem. Up to this point, I’ve been using the same ratings scale for everything from super-fine dining to interesting supermarket finds, which is of course this:

Rating One StarOne-Half Star

When we started talking about goodburger’s rating, though, we realized that comparing a burger to a nine-course tasting menu with wine pairings is a little ridiculous. So I made up a lovely little donut hole graphic to be used in rating cheaper restaurants.

I thought it was sooooooo clever. But most of my friends agreed it looked like a turd. So I took my boyfriend’s suggestion and decided to use the fancy pink donut for the expensive restaurants and a plain glazed donut for the cheap eats:

Rating One StarOne-Half Star

And so the new donuts4dinner ratings system was realized. Look for it in new reviews coming soon! (And maybe some old ones, if I’m not too lazy.)

9 Responses  
  • Dishy writes:
    March 14th, 20112:51 pmat

    Love it!! Although, personally, I would have used the pink jimmies doughnuts for the “cheap eats” and the brown donuts for the “classy places” – but that’s just me. I love the donut differentiation though – BRILLIANT and YUMMY!

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      March 15th, 201111:45 amat

      I did think about how the pink ones actually look cheaper, but I came at it from a fancy versus plain perspective. Now that one of my friends commented below and called it a bagel, though, I can’t stop thinking of it as a bagel, dammit.

  • Cristy writes:
    March 14th, 20113:32 pmat

    Very smart. I like it. :)

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      March 15th, 201111:55 amat

      Thank you, ma’am. Now update your own blog! I’m missing it.

      • Cristy writes:
        March 15th, 20117:11 pmat

        Dood, I know. I feel like I chopped my arm off, I’ve been so out of touch. Job search sucks! I’ll get there soon, I promise. Thx for the request. :)

  • thickcrust writes:
    March 14th, 20117:31 pmat

    It looks like a bagel. Are you going to start issuing separate judgments for sweet and savory items at the same restaurant?

    • plumpdumpling writes:
      March 15th, 201112:11 pmat

      Dammit, that is a classic glazed donut right there. That happens to look exactly like a bagel. I do like your idea, though, actually, because I would give most of the restaurants in town 1 donut for their desserts.

      The more food shows I watch, though, the more I realize how many chefs don’t think dessert is important at all. Meanwhile, you can regularly find me ordering an extra bowl of whipped cream at every steakhouse in town.

  • Ryan writes:
    March 15th, 201111:36 amat

    You should use a Maple Bacon Bar for the reeeeeally nice restaurants.


  • Mrs. Bachelor Girl writes:
    March 16th, 20115:52 pmat

    I didn’t think the holes looked like turds, but I like this better anyway.

    So WIN!

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