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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 Restaurants Have Bad Nights

Let’s face it, sometimes restaurants have a bad night.  Maybe the food takes too long or your table is not ready when you arrive.  It is frustrating.  A restaurant that has impressed you so many times before just doesn’t live up to your past experiences.  It is easy to be upset.  It is also important to remember […]

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How To Propose At A Restaurant

  Over my years in the restaurant industry, I have witnessed a number of wedding proposals occur during my shift.  With Valentine’s Day approaching, and my bachelor status allowing this post not to create the most awkward Valentine’s Day date ever, I decided to spend a few moments to write about some of the best […]

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Why Do I Have To Wait For A Table At A Restaurant?

If you have found this article, you can probably relate to having to wait for a table at a restaurant.  You arrive at a restaurant, you see open tables, but you are told that you will have to wait to be seated.  This is incredibly frustrating.  If the table is open, why wouldn’t a restaurant […]

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Why I Dislike Yelp And The Other Review Sites (Part Two)

In the previous post, I discussed some of the anecdotal reasons I dislike Yelp and other reviews sites. I think they are bad for the restaurant industry and often showcase misleading reviews without a measure of validity. Since my first job in this business I have been told that a satisfied guest will tell a […]

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