If I had a restaurant, it would fail (Part 2)

This is a follow up to my post in May 2014 titled “If I had a restaurant…I would build the 20% service fee into the prices.” (Clicky clicky. It opens in a new window.) Obviously I wasn’t the only one to think tipping is the work of the devil. Over the past two years several restaurants […]

If I had a restaurant

I would build the 20% service fee into the prices. Tipping should be based on performance, right? Turns out, it’s not. My experience shows tipping is based on everything BUT performance, and judging by the articles I’ve read, my assumption remains correct. A couple things that influence tips: Boobs. Male customers tip better if being […]

New category: if I had a restaurant

I’ve been hosting part-time at a local bar/restaurant for quite a few months now, and it’s been interesting to compare my 9-5 office job with my 6-10 restaurant job. Food service is a beast. Unless you’ve ever worked in the food industry, you don’t know how much abuse food industry workers take, both front of […]