A Letter From Your Server

Dear Restaurant Goers,

First let me start of by saying we enjoy each and every table we get to wait on. After all, the more tables we wait on, the more money we will make. When you first sit down at your table, no matter how our previous table treated us, we try our best to treat you in the best way possible. However, keep in mind that you are probably not the only table we have at that moment, so if it takes us a minute to greet you, please do not take it personal. It can simply be hard to wait on so many people at the same time.

Second, no matter what you order, we will not treat it any differently. I have heard so many people say that they worry when their bill does not come to that of a table who's order is more expensive, that we will not take care of them as much. Many people assume that if they only order something small, which means they will not feel obligated to leave as large of a tip, that they will not receive the same service as others. As waitress, if we do this, we do not mean to. There is more work that goes into a table that orders a full meal, rather than just dessert, but that does not mean I will pay less attention to your needs.

Next, please do not hesitate to stop us as we walk past if you need anything. It is our job to make sure you have what you need to have a pleasant meal at the restaurant. Trust me, if you ask politely there is no reason your waitress will have a problem getting you anything you ask for. There is never any reason to feel like a burden on your waitress.

With that being said, the way you treat your waitress also matters. The more polite and friendly you act back to your waitress the better your waitress will treat you, as with any other kind of conversation you might have. If you are rude to your server, it doesn't mean they will mess with your food, but they will be more likely to choose not to go out of their way to please you. In short, treat your server the way you want them to treat you.

Always remember that your server will remember the way you treated them. You might think we forget, but in reality we remember you the second you walk back into the restaurant. And if we don't get to wait on you, we make sure the server who waits on you this time knows how you treated your prior server last time.


Your Waitress/Waiter

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