Waiter Kindly Lets Cook Know That He Has A Tendency To F*&k Up The Eggs Benedict

Waiter Kindly Lets Cook Know That He Has A Tendency To F*&k Up The Eggs Benedict

Think of all the times you may have complained to restaurant servers that your food was prepared poorly or incorrectly. Then think of all the times in a single day that same server has had to take complaints and re-do orders back to the kitchen. At least one waiter out there decided to put his feelings in writing. [More]

Diner Demands $100 Gift Card To Not Post Negative Yelp Review

Diner Demands $100 Gift Card To Not Post Negative Yelp Review

We’ve written before about companies offering free stuff or discounts in exchange for positive online reviews — or for removing negative comments — but a restaurant in California says a disgruntled diner tried to use the threat of a scathing Yelp review to squeeze a $100 gift card out of the eatery. [More]

What Peeves You Most When You Eat At A Restaurant?

What Peeves You Most When You Eat At A Restaurant?

Most of the time when you go out to a restaurant, you’re not only paying for food, but also for service and ambiance. So even if the meal was perfectly prepared, there are still plenty of things about which diners feel justified to complain. [More]

Study Claims 1 In 3 Restaurant Servers Discriminate Against Black Customers

Study Claims 1 In 3 Restaurant Servers Discriminate Against Black Customers

We’d like to believe that when we go into a restaurant, the waitstaff will treat everyone at the table equally (which may be a good or bad thing, depending on the server), but a new survey claims that more than one-third of servers admit to providing inferior service to African-American customers, and more than half say they’ve seen other servers treating customers poorly based on race. [More]

Culinary Bill Shock: Beware The Secret $275 Truffle Pasta Special!

Culinary Bill Shock: Beware The Secret $275 Truffle Pasta Special!

There’s a small, innocuous-looking cafe on Madison Ave that you may find yourself considering on your next meander through New York City. Watch out, says BoingBoing, whose Rob Beschizza wandered into the place on a lark, you’re about to get socked with hidden charges. How bad could it be? Behold: [More]

Statistical Evidence You Should Just Stay Home And Eat In On Valentine's Day

Statistical Evidence You Should Just Stay Home And Eat In On Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t just suck for singles who don’t want to be reminded of their singlehood. It’s also a pain in the tuchus for couples scrambling to find a dinner reservation, sometimes at a restaurant with ridiculously marked-up menu “specials.” Thankfully, statistics have come to the rescue to show that you should really just stay in and avoid the hassle. [More]

How A Bar Still Makes Money By Offering $25 Credit Every Time The Miami Heat Loses

How A Bar Still Makes Money By Offering $25 Credit Every Time The Miami Heat Loses

Last year, when everyone in Miami was guaranteeing that the star-studded Miami Heat would run rampant over the rest of the NBA, the Whiskey Tango All American Bar & Grill in Hollywood, FL, announced it would pay out $25 credits to every customer in bar on any night the team lost. And in spite of the fact that the Heat managed to 24 regular season games, the bar managed to make enough off the deal to bring it back again for the upcoming strike-shortened season. [More]

Restaurant Cook Decides That Giving Sake To A 2-Year-Old Is A Good Idea

Restaurant Cook Decides That Giving Sake To A 2-Year-Old Is A Good Idea

We’ve written a number of stories — like this one, or this one, or even this one — about restaurants accidentally serving booze to children. But here’s the tale of a cook at a Japanese restaurant in Ohio who was arrested because he’s alleged to have knowingly squirted some sake into the mouth of a 2-year-old diner. [More]

Survey: We're Eating More Fast Food But Going To Restaurants Less Frequently

Survey: We're Eating More Fast Food But Going To Restaurants Less Frequently

Personal budgets remain tight, so fewer Americans are dining out at full-service restaurants. But on the speedier side of the food service industry, fast food sales are up, according to new reports. [More]

Are San Francisco Restaurants Actually Pushing To Make 25% The Standard Tip?

Are San Francisco Restaurants Actually Pushing To Make 25% The Standard Tip?

Earlier this week, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News posted a story claiming that wait staff and high-end restaurants in San Francisco are behind a move to make 25% tips standard across the city. But is this actually true or just hype? [More]

Telling A Diner She Looks Pregnant Is Not A Good Way To Get Tips

Telling A Diner She Looks Pregnant Is Not A Good Way To Get Tips

Here’s a tip for everyone, but especially those in the food service field: Even if you’re pretty certain that a female customer is pregnant, you might want to not mention it, lest you end up stiffed on a tip and the recipient of an angry note. [More]

Ditching Diners Attack Restaurant Owner After She Threatens To Call Police On Them

Ditching Diners Attack Restaurant Owner After She Threatens To Call Police On Them

The 69-year-old owner of a restaurant in Michigan found herself in the hospital last week after she called the police on pair of diners who refused to pay for their meals and was kicked in the midsection and hit in the face for her efforts. [More]

Insulting Restaurant Staff On Twitter While You're Still In
The Restaurant Might Get You Kicked Out Of Restaurant

Insulting Restaurant Staff On Twitter While You're Still In The Restaurant Might Get You Kicked Out Of Restaurant

Think of this as the counter-point to the earlier Twitter-related post. A diner at a Houston restaurant was given the boot after she decided to Tweet her opinion of the staff while she was still at the eatery. [More]

Waitress Gets Revenge On Tough Customers By Skimming Their Credit Cards

Waitress Gets Revenge On Tough Customers By Skimming Their Credit Cards

A waitress at a Port Richey, FL, restaurant was recently arrested for allegedly using a credit card skimmer to steal customers’ information for the purposes of creating bogus cards. But, she tells the police, the customers she cheated were not nice to her anyway. [More]

Restaurant Requires You To Sign Contract Forbidding Use Of
Phones & Cameras

Restaurant Requires You To Sign Contract Forbidding Use Of Phones & Cameras

The biggest hassle of dining at a buzzed-about restaurant is usually just trying to score a reservation. But one eatery in Washington, D.C., is going the extra step and requiring diners to fill out and sign a two-page contract that covers everything from its cancellation policy to cell phone use. [More]

Report: Woman Served Meal Only A Vampire Could Love

Report: Woman Served Meal Only A Vampire Could Love

According to a news report in Houston, a woman stopped eating halfway through her meal at Cracker Barrel when she noticed what she believed to be human blood on her food. She suspects an injured worker at the restaurant left bloody fingerprints on her grub and is asking the restaurant to have the worker in question take a blood test. [More]

Denny's Customer Accused Of Firing Gun To Protest Slow Service

Denny's Customer Accused Of Firing Gun To Protest Slow Service

Waiting for slow service at a restaurant can be frustrating, but that’s no excuse to go firing off your gun like Yosemite Sam. A frustrated Florida Denny’s customer was allegedly irritated past the point of reason when he stepped outside and shot off his gun three times. [More]

Angry Restaurant Workers Secretly Tape Bosses

Angry Restaurant Workers Secretly Tape Bosses

Some employees at a famous restaurant NYC’s Central Park got so fed up with the way they were being treated by their bosses that they took matters into their own hands and began secretly tape-recording workplace conversations. [More]