Workers In The Restaurant Industry Deserve Far More Credit Than They Receive

Workers In The Restaurant Industry Deserve Far More Credit Than They Receive

Dealing with rude clientele, applying unnecessary discounts and receiving sh*t tips deserves a round of applause.


DISCLAIMER: In simply one year of maintaining employment at various businesses throughout the restaurant industry, I have witnessed the incredulous amount of responsibility and work ethic required to ensure customer satisfaction. Yet, regardless of the amount of said effort that is put in by staff members each and every day to create a remarkable guest experience, workers will continuously cross paths with those who find even the slightest of ordeals to complain about. What these customers tend to forget is that the hosts, servers, chefs, and bussers at your favorite restaurants are human, and deserve to be respected for their efforts. Workers in each position bend over backward while engaging in countless efforts to satisfy parties of all sizes that enter their restaurant on a daily basis, though it does not come without the costs of tedious aggravation and the urge to maintain perfection.

With regards to my personal experience, I have been working as a hostess at various restaurants for a brief period of one year, and throughout this time, I often see far more disrespect than I would like to.

As an employee in this business, my number one priority is to accommodate guests to the best of my ability. As I am primarily required to seat guests, I often find myself in far more contact with them than I once expected. Whether I am engaging in small talk, answering questions about the menu, or taking an order over the phone, I remain incredibly grateful for the customers that display proper etiquette towards me.

Often times, I am lucky if I receive a "thank you" from a guest after assisting them. Do not get me wrong - this slight culmination of bitterness has developed over a period of time, and eventually, one learns how to adapt to working in this industry. Yet, in actuality, I have far less to complain about than that of a server, bartender, chef or manager. Their interactions with guests tend to be far more in-depth than my own, and the incidences of blatant ignorance towards these workers that I have seen is deplorable.

I believe that there is a certain level of respect that must be maintained between people, regardless of whether one works in the restaurant industry or not.

I feel as though there is no excuse to show ignorance to a person that is doing their best to guide you through a pleasant experience in their place of employment. Leaving a server little to no tip is possibly the biggest slap in the face you could give to one who is attempting to make a livelihood in this industry. Blatantly showing your disdain toward a host because you are required to be put on a ten-minute waiting list for a table when a restaurant is filled to capacity is not their fault. Sending drinks back and forth to the bar because they were made with "too much ice" is simply unnecessary.

If you are looking to enjoy your dining experience at a restaurant, show your respect to those who are breaking their backs to please you. If you find that impossible, I suggest you try walking a mile in their shoes.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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