At Signs, the walls are lined with pictures of the signs for the words diners need to order a meal, and the menu shows diners how to order by using just their hands.
In addition to giving deaf people more job opportunities, the Huffington Post reports, "Signs also hopes to function as a meet-up spot for the deaf community and a place for hearing people to learn sign language."
The CBC reports that more than 200 people applied for positions at Signs and about 50 people were hired. The workers had little, if any, previous hospitality experience.
Owner Anjan Manikumar got the idea for the restaurant while working as a waiter himself. He met a deaf diner whom he felt wasn’t getting the kind of service he deserved.
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