Canadian Restaurant Hires All Deaf Waitstaff, Makes Customers Order In Sign Language (Video)

by Alexia LaFata

In Toronto, Canada, a restaurant called "Signs" requires you to communicate only in sign language.

The goal of this restaurant is to give deaf people opportunities they wouldn't normally have, bridging gaps in understanding between different kinds of people.

Of almost 200 deaf people who applied to work at "Signs," 50 made the cut -- many without any restaurant experience at all.

Each customer who walks into the restaurant must order his or her food in American Sign Language.

There are signs next to items on the menus to help, and the atmosphere is lighthearted enough so you won't feel too embarrassed if you mess up.

Reservations are pouring in, and people can't get enough.

via San Fransisco Globe