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Hi, I ve just created mobile app for cocktails and i would wonder what you think about it....thanks for all your positive but also negative comments whit all staff you d like to implement or improve.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.guru.cocktails&hl=enContinue

Started by CocktailsGuru in Sample Title May 17.

Tipping Out App 1 Reply

Hey fellow restaurant people!Tipping Out is an App made for restaurant people by restaurant people!Simply setup your profile once with your restaurant name at title and departments name and the percentage they get tippedThen at the end of every shift simply tap the app and insert your sales / tips and tipping out will calculate everything for you!Check us out at www.tippingoutapp.com Continue

Started by Tipping Out in Sample Title. Last reply by Waiters Today Mar 7.

Scammers 9 Replies

This might help someone to know what to look for.True story. Five ladies and a small child were in my restaurant. Not to be racist but on the off chance that you have the same ladies in your section they were hispanic.Everything was OK, until the end of the meal. They ordered a meal to go. I made the salad freshly and brought the food. I asked if there was anything I could get out of their way. one woman handed me her plate the other four  had their forks poised above the last bites of food,…Continue

Started by Marianne Casper in Sample Title. Last reply by Patti Edson Oct 30, 2014.

Restaurant Shows on TV 11 Replies

I am so hooked on shows like Restaurant Impossible, Restaurant Stakeout, Bar Rescue, Dinner Impossible and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  Do you watch any?  Have a favorite?Continue

Started by FOHMIstress in Sample Title. Last reply by jeremynelson Oct 6, 2014.

LinkedIn 2 Replies

What is the best way to get more to join a LinkedIn group? I am familiar with Facebook and Twitter, but have found that LinkedIn seems to be a bit more difficult. Can anyone offer some advice or tips?  Thanks. LinkedIn GroupWaitress Resume/ Restaurant InsiderContinue

Tags: help, waitress, advice, linkedin, resume

Started by Restaurant Insider in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janet Willson Sep 19, 2014.

How do you transport beer? 9 Replies

Wines and applies to bottle shares or parties and get together of that type.Does anyone have any preference on bottle bags or coolers and things of that nature,any features that you prefer or look for in such a product?Continue

Started by Janet Willson in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Sep 12, 2014.

Phone Charger Requests? 1 Reply

Do any other waiters get requests for Phone Chargers often?How often per night would you say? Continue

Tags: cell, charger, phone, restaurants

Started by Chris K in Sample Title. Last reply by Waiters Today Aug 9, 2014.

What u do when u have a co-worker jealous? 5 Replies

This guy doesn't talked 2 me @ all bcause I tell him what it's wrong,he never helps,he is good selling but while he is doing it,most of us r running his food. When he doesn't get what he wants he just gets jealous.

Tags: Karen., A server trying to be fair

Started by Karen Lemus in Uncategorized. Last reply by Janet Willson Jul 24, 2014.

What would you do? 5 Replies

OK, so the other night I am working my regular dinner shift at a family restaurant and deli. The place has been in business for 25 years, and his highly regarded by many in the local area and beyond. Things have definitely been tough the last several years, and the owner is trying to bring this place back to lifeSo he hires this new manager for the dining room, to bring a new prospective and to energize usBack to my story. So i bring to the attention of the manger that my table who ordered 2…Continue

Tags: meeting, burgers, pre-shift, room, dining

Started by Noam Sokolow in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jul 8, 2014.

Pretty Sketchy 3 Replies

There is a family that frequents our restaurant that almost always asks for donations for various events with a specific charity.  We know they do a lot of work with this charity because 2 of the family members are afflicted with this ailment.  Today they came in with a gift certificate that we had donated.  While there is a chance that they came by this fair and square (an auction item or a prize) the servers all began mentioning the fact that they always seem to have one.  Today's was…Continue

Started by FOHMIstress in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jun 24, 2014.

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Dessert Can Be Dangerous

Do you know what Bananas Foster is? Although it sounds like the name of someone who works at Chuck E. Cheese during the day and then pole dances at night for nickels, it is actually a very…

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Posted by The Bitchy Waiter on April 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Staff Matters

So many of us in the Food & Beverage industry have talked within and amongst ourselves for years if not decades about the reasons and excuses for the endless turnover rate in FOH positions, now to the tune of hundreds of thousands annually throughout all positions in the hospitality business.…

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Posted by Kyle Branche on May 2, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Pet Peeve of the Day: Cell Phones

  The hostess will seat you when you GET OFF YOUR PHONE!  I get extremely irritated by people who walk in while they're talking on their phones.  This usually has one of the following outcomes:

1) They give me the…

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Posted by FOHMIstress on May 10, 2012 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

A Day from Hell

 

  It was a day like any other day in sunny Florida, Only instead of floating in my pool with a beer in one hand, a ciggy in the other and an inch of lotion on my body, I was off to work to wait on the tourists. Now I have waited on people in New York, N.Y. City, and Connecticut, but never have I waited on such rude, grumpy, smelly, mean, nasty, simply ugly people than the vacationers near…

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Posted by jayne on May 1, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Dear Guests: I love you, but please get some new material!

I am a reasonable human being who has accepted that there are certain vagaries of this business that one must sooner or later learn to live with if he is to avoid being driven certifiably insane.  Obvious examples would be the occasional idiot who undertips, the elderly four-top who just can't get enough of that delicious bread, and small children who enjoy the hell out of dropping silverware on the floor (my limit…

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Posted by Tomasso Che Guevara on April 30, 2012 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

WANT SOME DISCRIMINATION SERVED WITH THAT?

 

Hi it’s Ivonne again, ranting about restaurant life and the many facets of this necessary but often ignored thing called serving tables. Now when I started this job in the US, I became aware of the way people of color, mainly African American and Latinos; are viewed and treated in the restaurant industry.

Recently…
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Posted by Ivonne Canellada on April 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The 10 Rules of Restaurant Etiquette/ How to treat your servers

Most normal people do not like to be a bad guest at a restaurant. Most of us would like to show courtesy and decorum when going out to eat. We…

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Posted by Michael Barclift on November 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Bartender.

It is not easy to find a bartender and if you are into bar or restaurant business, a good bartender can bring a lot many goof changes for your business. You might come across many people who master the art of missing drinks and preparing cocktails but there are not many who are friendly and can bring in…

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Posted by Janet Willson on June 24, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Minimum Experience Required

Most all of us who have both dedicated and/or slaved in this industry that doesn’t take care of their own, have ran head on into help wanted ads on Craig’s List or wherever else one seeks work in the field , when looking for either full-time, part-time, fill-in or even on-call work to fill up more of our…

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Posted by Kyle Branche on April 5, 2013 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

What are you REALLY selling? - Food for thought

                    I've been working in the restaurant business since my first job. Although that was only 7 years ago, a relatively short amount of time to be in this game, I've picked up on quite a bit of ins and outs of running, managing, and optimizing restaurants.

                   From fast food boy, to line cook,…

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Posted by Ben Doane on January 29, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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