One of the first serving tricks that most servers learn is how to carry two glasses in one hand. This is a basic skill of serving and will save many unnec
If you dine out in a big group, chances are you’ve had an automatic tip tacked on to your bill. That practice might soon go away. Orlando-based Darden Restaurants may drop automatic gratuities for tables of eight or more at its chains including Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse.
In the first part of this series, I want to address the most basic standard of comparison on restaurant prices: food. Countless times I have heard and overh
This information comes from years of working in the service industry. It is not opinion. It is based on experience, both individual and collective. It is designed to allow you to understand the system of the industry so that you can better enjoy yourself when dining out.
Note from the editor: Sock Puppet Army has always had my vote for funniest restaurant blog around. I went away, but now it is back! Start at the beginning, Netflix style, and you will be hooked.
A writer reflects on how her years of restaurant service continue to give her a unique perspective when dining out.
It is that time of year. Love or at least heavy lust is in the air. That means just one thing in the restaurant business. It is too hot to sit on th
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