Saturday, March 19, 2011
I Wanna See It When It is Really Busy
Getting up at 4:40am is pretty extreme for a 6:30am start but to get to work on time for a 5:30am start I have to get up at 3:40am. I am coping well with it until about 10pm when my eyes start sagging!
My morning section I have 15 tables. No don't worry they all don't fill up. Not yet anyway. After 11:30 when lunch begins I only have 11 tables.
This week apparently has been very slow but for today my sales were just over a $1000 dollars and I walked out with $160. I served 69 people over 34 tables. The average check per person was just over $15.
Now when this place gets really busy how many tables am I going to do??? 80?? 120 people???
Okay maybe you can walk out of there with $300 but that is a lot of flippin!
This should be really interesting when I run into a day when I have 10 tables going at the same time. It is really fast. Get the drink order , get the food order and punch it in and keep going. There is no busser so you gotta move!
I am ready for a hot bath tonight to rest my bones...
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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