Thursday, March 11, 2010
Never Ask A Waiter If He Is Too Busy To Take Another Table
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.
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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