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restaurant server training

Restaurant Server Training For NOT Dummies

If we are going to be honest, we have to admit that most restaurant server training manuals do not adequately prepare servers to create highly satisfied guests and make above average tips.  In fact, most server training manuals leave waiters and waitresses frustrated and demoralized.  Corporations spend absurd amounts of money training servers on sales […]

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On Sale Before Selling Out

I am about to violate one of the most basic rules of marketing and give you an insider’s look at the world of self-publishing in the digital age.  I probably shouldn’t write this post.  My morning coffee hasn’t kicked in and I can tell you that this post will eventually pulled from the site before […]

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Tips For Improving Your Tips

Why Free Food Does Not Increase Your Tip

“They left me 15% and I didn’t even charge them for their drinks” –Rookie Server One of the fundamental truths you learn as a server is that hooking someone up with free drinks, food, etc. does not increase your tip. No matter how fundamental of a truth this is, it seems that every server has […]

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bad server habits

Ten Bad Server Habits To Break

I spend a fair amount of time on the sister site of this blog discussing guest behaviors that annoy servers.  I am sometimes a guest as well.  On the occasions when I take my tips and spend them at a restaurant, I expect quality service.  While I tend to not critique servers, there are definitely […]

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The New Tips For Improving Your Tips Index

I truly want Tips For Improving Your Tips to become the web’s premeir site for server knowledge and the skills that help server’s increase their income.  This site is filled with over 100 posts that help further that goal.  This also means that can be a bit daunting to read.  In order to make it […]

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