"…That is until a party of 5 appeared and the Italian waiter was so fawning he virtually sat with them while the other waiter was out of his league trying to keep everyone else happy. We sat and sat and sat.
Finally we had to speak out to get his attention and a check. Silent signals just didn't work.
I won't go back and it's too bad because the food is very good. But the frustation trying to get it served isn't worth it."
source: "Waitstaff can make all the difference — or so it seems" by Deborah S. Hartz (From the Test Kitchen, May 26, 2006)
WaiterBell Angle: The author of this post, Deborah S. Hartz, is the food editor for South Florida's Sun-Sentinel newspaper. As you can see, the power of internet tools makes it easier than ever for your customers to publish their dining experiences for everyone to see (and find).
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