Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Early Cuts Can Make a Difference
When I left for work at 5PM it was still coming down and the roads were not good.
Walked into work and waited a good half hour before getting a table. Then I got this 4 top that was very nice. Then I was given a 7 and another 7 that was originally in my section that had reservations but arrived a good hour late. It was not a big deal though as it was slow.
Finally I was given a family of 4 that were very nice and that was it.
If they hadn't cut some people earlier I might not have had anything.
As it turned out after my tip out I walked out of there with $130.
Yes you could say the 4 tables I had were excellent. Sometimes you have to have some luck on your side in this business.
Especially on a slow night...
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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