My biggest restaurant pet peeves: AMA #11

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I know the hospitality business has had a rough two years, and I appreciate the tough job servers have. However. Last week, I met up with some friends at a nice restaurant in Minneapolis. We asked our server about her favorite items, and then endured a 10-minute soliloquy about every damn thing on the menu—where each ingredient came from, the textures, the chef’s backstory, how the chicken was fed and massaged, her own personal journey she takes with each bite. I mean… I am glad you love the food, but jeeze… move it along, I’m hungry! It had me wondering: what are your restaurant service pet peeves?

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