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The Lost Art Of Suggestive Selling

“Subtlety is the art of saying what you think and getting out of the way before it is understood.” –Anonymous   We as a society have really lost the power of subtlety.  It could be because we have lost the patience to unravel it.  We receive far more information on a daily basis than our […]

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How To Memorize Orders

(Note: In yesterdays post I discussed why I feel it is beneficial to memorize orders.  I will not recap to avoid redundancy, which itself if redundant in this post.) I am terrible with names.  Not particularly good with faces either.  I will forget three things every time I take a trip.  I promise I will […]

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Memorizing Orders

When I started my first serving job years ago I worked for a company I will affectionately refer to as “Five Four.”  That isn’t what it says on the signs out front, but it what we all called it.  My first day a manager who introduced himself as “CSV” told me that if I couldn’t […]

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Foil To Go: The Shark

It’s “Shark Week” from all indications. The time when a certain television network rolls out a weeks worth of shark related shows that everyone feels the need to watch and discuss over dinner at my restaurant.  Personally I would love to see the same principle used on “National Debt Week” or “Health Insurance Reform Week” […]

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The Rules of Serving: Rule Five

Rule Five: Always recommend what is in the guest’s best interest, not yours.     (Note: There are many hyperlinks today that will send you to posts were I have previously addressed specifically issues that I address in this post.) This is the second time in two days I have sat down to write this […]

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