Seeing Double – Russian Restaurant Only Hires Sets of Identical Twins as Staff

A restaurant owner in Moscow promises you will have such a great time in his establishment that you are going to see double, not because of the strong vodka, but because the staff is made up exclusively of identical twin brothers and sisters.

Aptly called Twin Stars, the Russian restaurant employs only twin bartenders and wait staff as a gimmick to attract more customers and prides itself on being the only such restaurant in the world. Alexei Khodorovsky, the owner of Twin Stars, says he was inspired by a 1960s movie where a girl finds herself in a parallel universe and discovers there’s another version of her – her twin. The idea seems fun and both the customers and the twin staff say they’ve enjoyed the experience thus far. “We worked as barmen before this summer in a different establishment. It was an internship for us,” Artyem, who works with his identical brother Roman at the bar, says. We really liked that internship. That’s why we decided this profession suits us and we came here to work.” Finding people like Artyem and Roman was a true challenge. Identical pairs with experience working in a restaurant were very hard to track down, but the effort was worthwhile because as Nika, another member of the unique staff, says “One pair (of twins) is already fun – when there are two, it’s even more fun.”



 Source: BBC

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  • Chris Posted on October 15, 2013

    It makes me wonder… what if triplets or more were interested? This also brings up an interesting discrimination charge since most others already know they won’t ever be hired even if they are more qualified because they don’t have a twin brother or sister.

  • tina Posted on October 16, 2013

    I think it’s wonderful and attracts me a lot .people always like something different ,right?

  • Chris Too Posted on October 16, 2013

    I agree Chris. Also if one gets fired do they BOTH got the boot?

  • Vladimir Posted on October 16, 2013

    Discrimination charge…..Russia…..

  • Borista Posted on October 17, 2013

    They shouldn’t serve tables together! They should serve their own tables, so that it creates the illusion, at least for the first few moments, of a person being in two places at once. One twin leaves to put in the order, right when the other twin walks in to take an order. Strange moments like this could be strange and otherwordly for new customers. Seeing both twins interacting together all the time sort of unmasks any possibility of illusion.

  • Douglas W. Green, EdD Posted on October 17, 2013

    So if one twin gets sick, does the other one have to stay home?