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The Rules of Serving: Rule Ten

  Rule Ten: Pessimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy Every restaurant has at least one server who is chronically pessimistic.  They come in for every shift expecting the worse.  Even when they are proven wrong they find a reason to complain.  If the ceiling started raining hundred dollar bills, they would complain about having to pay […]

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The Rules of Serving: Rule Nine

Rule Nine: Never Get Just One Some of the most influential philosophers of the last five hundred years have done some of their greatest writing on the concept of a “social contract.”  Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Rawls, and many other have written at length on the subject.  The notion of a “social contract” pertains to the […]

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The Rules of Serving: Rule Eight

(Note: One thing that became apparent to me when I wrote “The Best of Tips for Improving your Tips” last week was that I really need to wrap up my “Rules of Serving” series.  This week I am going to post the final three rules.) Rule Eight: Never count your money until you run your […]

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The Rules of Serving: Rule Seven

Rule Seven: Be the coworker you want to have.   Once you have been at a particular restaurant for any length of time, the floor chart can tell you a great deal about how your shift will go.  Most servers can see the people they are working with and find reason for either optimism or […]

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Seafood During Pregnancy

If you sell seafood at your restaurant, you will inevitably come in contact with pregnant women concerned whether or not it is safe.  During pregnancy the only thing you get more than designer baby clothes that the child won’t be able to appreciate is advice on what not to eat.  Seafood is confusing to expectant […]

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