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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.

Chase now offering prepaid debit card

A lot of lenders and other large financial institutions are adding prepaid debit cards to their choices. Chase is among the popular organizations jumping on the prepaid card bandwagon. The cards are being rolled out this summer. How often have you needed more details on where to find a instant pay day loan, and turned to a web search on "instant online payday loans?" Your search is over, all the info you will need is at…Continue

Started by jeremynelson in Uncategorized Oct 6.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

reward $$$$ 1 Reply

Hi,Was trying to think of something cooler to introduce myself with but I guess the good’ol “Hi” will have to do.I am new to NYC and yes I am an actor and yes I am a waiter. I worked previously in Boston as a server and only have catering experience and bussing experience in NYC from a previous stint here. So to get down to nitty gritty as they say I am having a shit ass luck with landing a job here. So I propose to anyone who knows somone who can hire me I will pay a $150.00 reward. I have a…Continue

Started by Michael gonzalez in Sample Title. Last reply by Janet Willson Jun 20.

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New Hospitality Education Launch

Announcing the opening of our online bar courses, colleague Kellie Nicholson and I would like to welcome you all to our new website – www.BarProfessional.com . Most of this entire year has been taken to put it all together in an…

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Posted by Kyle Branche on November 10, 2014 at 6:00am

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A new law in Michigan will allow bars to stay open and provide entertainment until 4 a.m. The law is not designed to lengthen liquor sales but to allow patrons to sober up before…

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Posted by Janet Willson on May 19, 2014 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Ellen's Favorite Waitress gets a brand new car! What do you think?

Enter Sarah

    So I'm sure all many of you heard in the news in the past few weeks about a 22-year-old New Hampshire waitress named Sarah Hoidahl who very kindly paid for the meal ($27.75) of two soldiers after overhearing how the government shutdown had put them on a leave of absence and left…

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Posted by The Million Dollar Server on November 14, 2013 at 8:00am

To Write or Not to Write? The Pros and Cons of Memorizing Orders

SOME SERVERS have the amazing ability of listening to a table’s order and remembering every small detail without ever touching a paper and pen.  Some can take…

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Posted by The Waitress Confessions on November 6, 2013 at 1:00pm

Reserve Responsibly: The Do’s and Don’ts of Reserving a Table at a Restaurant

The Waitress Confessions is a blog about my daily life working as a waitress.  I’ve been working in the food and service industry for over 8 years having experienced the restaurant business from several different angles. My experience has been anything from hostess to waitress and expeditor to floor manager which has inspired me to share…

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Posted by The Waitress Confessions on September 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

6 Helpful Tips Before Applying

6 Helpful Tips Before Applying For The Restaurant Job 

1)     When going into an establishment and asking for an application don't have a hand full of other applications with you. If you have other applications in your hand, it makes it look like you are applying to any and every…

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Posted by Restaurant Insider on July 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

Just Another Day at Lakeside, except for #12

I worked behind the bars at the famous Lakeside Golf Club from 1999-2002. Nestled away and off the beaten path, it sits over the city borderlines of the Burbank/Toluca Lake area of the San Fernando Valley, yet literally just a golf swing from the Warner Brothers and Burbank Studios across Olive Avenue, with NBC and Walt Disney Studios nearby, and…

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Posted by Kyle Branche on July 10, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Why Servers are the most Diversely Skilled Individuals



When you go out to eat with a group of friends, it is always easy to identify the person who has never worked in the service industry. They're the one who is short on patience with the wait staff, tip little, and typically leave the restaurant with a negative attitude if everything wasn't absolutely perfect. But take a moment to think about other social scenarios. Or even other…

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Posted by Ben Doane on June 28, 2013 at 1:00pm

There are No Small Roles

     The years of 85’-87’, I was bartending at Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus Restaurant in Burbank, California. It sat right off the 5 Freeway, between Bombay Bicycle Club and Bobby McGees. Still a young bartender then, I was fortunate enough to work with some high-volume guys that brought me up to speed. All of them had been there for some years already,…

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Posted by Kyle Branche on June 21, 2013 at 5:00am

Secret Serviced

     In early January 2008, I got a call from a staffing agency I’m connected with to work a special event, of a political nature. The Reagan Library is located off the Olsen Road exit on the 23 freeway in Simi Valley, about 30 minutes from where I live, going West.

Over the phone, Tim asked me if I was available to work on Wednesday, January 30. I said “Yes, I’m open in my…

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Posted by Kyle Branche on June 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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