All businesses are more interesting when they require their patrons to strip down and get in touch with their own inner nudist; and while nudist resorts do offer naked dining options, not surprisingly, naked restaurants just aren't commonplace, likely due to the hygienic implications of getting nude around food. So are there places for people who want to bare it all while sitting down for a nice meal? Read on and find out.
Perhaps the most interesting naked restaurant that's graced North American diners is the Black Frog Restaurant in Maine. While diners don't bare it all while sitting down over their meal, patrons do have the opportunity to get naked for a free meal. With the Naked Lunch Challenge, naked restaurant patrons earn their meal by plunging off the dock at the restaurant sans clothing. What do they get in exchange for getting in touch with their inner nudist? The restaurant's trademark Skinny Dip sandwich (bet you saw that one coming!), which features sliced prime rib in a baguette roll.
While the Skinny Dip promotion at Black Frog Restaurant has secured their place as a leading naked US restaurant, unfortunately they've had to cease operations after complaints that the activities were inappropriate led the city to threaten them to renew the restaurant's liquor license. I think the real issue is that while many were receiving free lunches, others were losing theirs while dining!