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Joe

Having worked in many restaurants as a waiter, I would never go out on Mothers' Day, Valentines, or

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Posted to Thread #29440 at 2:58 pm on Feb 15, 2017

New Year's Eve. Expectations are too high, and most restaurants can't handle the extra load very well. They book to the maximum for these once-a-year opportunities. The kitchen can't keep the pace up because there is never a lull to restock. They "tube" as we used to say. In fact, at the worst place I ever worked (TGIFridays) we used to take bets on when the kitchen would tube.

Also, customers try to make a night of it when the restaurant only expects them to tie up the table for an hour or so and the seating gets backed up.

Many stressful memories!


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