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Your Restaurant Server Will Not Spit In Your Food

  Regardless of the story your friend told you about his cousin’s nephew’s friend’s uncle, restaurant servers do not spit in guests’ food.  Also men with hooks for a hand do not prowl lookout point and if you say “Bloody Mary” three times she will not appear.  Although the latter would explain why servers, in […]

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Why We Should Not Ban Tipping In Restaurants

It seems like articles regarding the notion of banning tipping in restaurants have become all the rage.  From restaurant owners to food critics, people seem to be lined up to question the value of tipping.  It strikes me as odd that no one has sought the input of the people on the front line of […]

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Do I Have To Tip At Restaurants?

In nearly every radio interview I have ever done someone will call in to ask, “Why do I have to tip?”  They feel it would be easier to simply add the price of service into the cost of the meal.  It is an interesting question and one that I love to answer.  Hidden in the […]

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The Reason Most Restaurant Servers Are Uninsured

In a recent post I criticized Darden for attempting to avoid paying for health insurance for restaurant servers.  In a politically charged time like the one we are in, this could have been seen as a blatantly political statement.  While this is a fair criticism, I think it fails to take into account the unique […]

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Is Darden Risking Guest Safety For Higher Profits?

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with a producer for a national news program.  The purpose of the interview was to address some of the lingering myths concerning restaurants.  After assuring the interviewer that line cooks do not perform foul acts with guests’ meals and we do not reuse the bread, I was […]

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