This weekend I pretty much just unplugged from the internet. One of my favorite things about unplugging for a couple of days is playing “catch-up” on everything…including news articles!
As a girl who LOVES to go out to eat, I was definitely interested in reading this article!
Among the 10 most controversial policies are:
- No Kids
- No Substitutions
- Auto-Gratuities for Large Groups
- No Reservations
- Credit Card Required to Hold Reservations
- No Cell Phones/Cameras
- Dining Time Limits
- Restaurant Dress Codes
- No Standing at the Bar
- Cash Only
Sheesh! I had no ideas some restaurants were so strict.
No substitutions? I understand that when chefs make a meal & put it on the menu, it’s intended to taste a certain way…but I think it’s so frustrating when I go to restaurants and am not able to make substitutions.
I think the idea of a dining time limit is crazy. I get that super-busy restaurants are probably relying on the table your sitting at for the next customer, but that doesn’t mean there should be a specific time limit. What if the limit runs out and your still finishing your meal? Or conversation? I think it’s a common courtesy to not camp out in a restaurant and stay there for hours and hours, but it’s definitely crazy to have an actual time limit placed upon a customer.
And I’m guessing the “no camera” restaurants don’t get visited by many food bloggers
Tonight I am off to a Halloween Carnival (I’m dressing up as a cowgirl! Can you tell I had no costume planned?) and then having dinner with one of my best friends.
I am also off to go catch-up on the newest Jersey Shore episodes…of course!
What do you think of these restaurant policies?
What was your favorite thing you did this weekend?