Remember those bubble domed cars from The Jetsons that we were all supposed to be driving around in by now?*Â While they probably would be only slightly less safe than a Suzuki Samurai* in a rollover test, they did have one great design benefit.Â There would be no blind spot.Â No fear of a Vespa […]
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The Server Blind Spot
Is It Hot In Here?
If the weather where you live is like most of the country right now, it is hot. Not just a little hot, but repressively hot. I read recently that the Midwest has experienced higher temperatures for more consecutive days than during the dust bowl era. It is the sort of hot spell that makes you […]
Does It Really Matter?
I have been accused of being a food snob on occasion.Â In some areas this is probably accurate.Â I wonâ€™t eat any garnish that comes from a bar tray.Â I wonâ€™t eat farm-raised salmon.Â I wonâ€™t eat anything grown in poop.Â I wonâ€™t eat gulf oysters.Â I would also point out in my defense that […]
As I was firing up the computer this morning, I received a frantic text from a friend.Â She has a first date coming up that she has been pretty nervous about.Â He finally picked the restaurant and from what she could tell, it did not seem like a place to order a beer.Â She decided […]
Touched By A Server
Back in October, I did an interview with Helena Echlin from CHOW Magazine.Â The topic was whether or not it was appropriate for a server to touch a guest.Â I thought at first that it was a strange question.Â My initial instinct was that a server should never touch a guest.Â In the subsequent weeks […]
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About The Author
David Hayden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He took his first serving job in 1996. Since that time, he has worked for over a dozen different restaurant companies. He has held both hourly and salaried positions at independent and corporate restaurants. He has waited on over 100,000 guests and trained hundreds of servers. He has been named "Best Server in Kansas City" the last three years by the local weekly paper.