“What’s Tonight’s Special?” Literacy Shame in Restaurants

“What’s tonight’s special?” was a question to waiters and a way out from having to feel ashamed or struggle to read a restaurant menu. Another option is studying an online menu ahead of time or ordering the same things your friend’s order. This is an all-too common experience for those who struggle with low literacy. 

As we conclude National Literacy Month, we share insight into this common yet triggering experience of reading restaurant menus.  Watch the video below about Reading to New Heights’ Executive Director Deidra Mayberry’s inspiring story about her experience ordering meals from restaurants while struggling with low literacy.

If you or someone you know may be battling with literacy, please send this blog to them, so they know they are not alone, and we are here to help.

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