Part of writing a blog about the restaurant industry and serving is fielding questions from friends.Â Every couple of weeks I will field a question from a facebook friend regarding tipping.Â I consider this fair since I do link to this blog fairly often on my facebook.Â Most of these are pretty easy.Â I have […]
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After 15 years in the restaurant industry, I can still be surprised at how little some people know about how the industry works.Â Restaurants operate in a manner far different than most businesses in the United States.Â While most Americans are familiar with restaurants from dining out, very few are aware of the working conditions […]
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David Hayden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He took his first serving job in 1996. Since that time, he has worked for over a dozen different restaurant companies. He has held both hourly and salaried positions at independent and corporate restaurants. He has waited on over 100,000 guests and trained hundreds of servers. He has been named "Best Server in Kansas City" the last three years by the local weekly paper.