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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Never Ask A Waiter If He Is Too Busy To Take Another Table

I just got triple sat and one of the tables was a party of 10. The GM comes over and ask if I can do it. Of course I can I replied.

I am in the weeds big time. I have tables all over the place and somehow I have to take this order from the 10 top quickly before delivering the drink order for the 4 top that I just took. Only 6 of the 10 speak English and the rest need translation. Great I finally get their order and run my ass off catching up on my other tables.

End result , I walked out with $232 last night and the highest check average. If this keeps up I am going to win the contest again.

A waiter would sooner be in the weeds and take more tables than say no and be standing around. Ask a waiter if they can handle another table and it is sort of a stupid question. They will always say yes.

10 comments:

purplegirl said...

You're absolutely right. I won't say I'm too busy unless it's just to the point of insanity. My record is a seventeen table section when there was no other server there, I think I have handle an extra two top! :)

Waitress Diary said...

unless they're lazy and work in a tip pool.

Manuel said...

not me....I can be a right lazy as sometimes...

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Purplegirl...volume means money in both our restaurants I think.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Waitress Diary...that is true. A problem can erupt in that situation.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Manuel...naw I don't believe that! But I think you are like a head waiter anyway and can sit a guest where you want. Sort of pick and choose..

Bekki Lynn said...

I recall an evening when I had three tables in each of our four dining rooms and four out on the patio -- no problem, I had it in hand. I was on my third wine presentation in a row, with one more to go when the manager approached me.

She'd been in the computer and saw I had many more tables than the others and started pulling them from me. I was livid. It wasn't my doing. It was policy, the hostess tells you to take a table, you take the table or get written up.

I love being ran. The more tables the merrier. I thrive when it's hoppin'.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Bekki Lynn...thank you for your comment and I am with you. Give me the action!

Anonymous said...

aren't you kind of old to still be a waiter? Jeez, no wonder you think $232/night is big money...LOL

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Anonymous...Ha ha