Today I am giving a peek behind the fourth wall. Yes, servers do make comments about their guests and co-workers to each other. This does not merit being paranoid, generally guests are not really interesting enough to have long discussions about. They also recieve a huge benefit of the doubt from their server. In most […]
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In yesterday’s post, I teased a big announcement coming today. Being a man of my word, I will deliver that announcement today. Being a savvy blogger, you might have to wait an extra paragraph ot two for it. I tease these things, it is what I do. Before the big announcement, I would like to […]
As we wrap up the holiday where we give thanks, I decided to point out that it could always be worse. There are certain signs that you would never want to see in your restaurant. I gathered up eight of them for today’s post to give you eight reasons to be thankful. A few inside […]
Recently, some friends of mine went to Turkey. They brought me back an evil eye. As I understand it would more accurately be called an “eviler eye.” The concept is that it protects you from “evil eye” curses by returning an even more evil eye. I have not yet determined how I can work this […]
I ended last week writing about a very serious topic, but one that I felt needed to be addressed. I’ve decided that in order to help raise the spirits on this special day that I should add a post to Restaurant Laughs. I haven’t posted an installment of the “Random Thoughts” series in a few […]
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David Hayden was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He took his first serving job in 1996. Since that time, he has worked for over a dozen different restaurant companies. He has held both hourly and salaried positions at independent and corporate restaurants. He has waited on over 100,000 guests and trained hundreds of servers. He has been named "Best Server in Kansas City" the last three years by the local weekly paper.