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]

Diners Ask Restaurant For 47 Separate Checks… And That's Before They Pulled Out Their Groupons

Diners Ask Restaurant For 47 Separate Checks… And That's Before They Pulled Out Their Groupons

If you’ve ever wondered why you hear stories of restaurant staff doing nasty things to your food before they serve it to you, this might be enlightening. [More]

Things Chefs Will Never Tell You

Things Chefs Will Never Tell You

An anonymous survey of chefs across the country revealed insider tips about how to get the best value when eating out, as well as some other things that might curdle your appetite: [More]

5 Secrets Your Waiter Doesn't Want You To Know

5 Secrets Your Waiter Doesn't Want You To Know

The kitchens and pantries of restaurants are a strange and mysterious place to many people. We’ve all heard horror stories on the news about staffers committing heinous acts of food molestation or heard whispers that you should never eat the shellfish special. But the editors at Reader’s Digest went straight to the source and spoke to real restaurant wait staff to get the inside scoop. [More]

Crazed Ice Creampreneur Keeps Inventing Horrific Flavors, People Keep Buying Them

Crazed Ice Creampreneur Keeps Inventing Horrific Flavors, People Keep Buying Them

If you were tricked into volunteering for a Big Brothers Big Sisters-style program, and you live in San Francisco, here’s an easy way to get out of the job. Take your kid to the Humphry Slocombe ice cream shop in San Francisco’s Mission District and order her some Coconut Candy Cap Caramel sorbet–the “candy cap” is mushroom! Or try the Salted Licorice, which Elizabeth Weil in the New York Times says her kids threw on the sidewalk. Or leave the kids at home and try the Secret Breakfast, which contains so much bourbon that “the scoop always runs soft.” [More]

Arizona Restaurants Choose Sides On Letting Diners Bring Guns To The Table

Arizona Restaurants Choose Sides On Letting Diners Bring Guns To The Table

Arizona has a lot of gun lovers. Almost anyone in the state over 21 will be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit starting June 29th, but some pro-gun advocates are already visiting local businesses with their weapons in plain sight in an attempt to make the practice more socially acceptable. Arizona lets businesses ban guns at their discretion, so this weekend the Arizona Star looked at how restaurants and bars are deciding who to piss off more: gun carriers or the people who feel uncomfortable around them. [More]

Does Your City Spend A Lot On Eating?

Does Your City Spend A Lot On Eating?

When it comes to spending on munching and swigging, how do you think your city stacks up? Bundle crunched the numbers and turned it into a plump and juicy infographic, served up piping hot inside… [More]