The continuation of being dumped on in Restaurants needs to end.

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Restaurants need to be creative to retain and hire employees. They have to offer MORE. For example-any chain restaurant that is traded under a corporate umbrella on the stock exchange should offer some sort of deal on it's stock for an incentive to the people who actually serve, cook and bus the tables. . Instead-the CEO's and other top employees want to make millions of dollars in salary and stock options.

Sometimes-business is not rocket science and the answers are there.
Correct, the answer is there, but none of them are going to give up their lake houses or their Benzes. The folks in the ivory tower are so out of touch with the customer experience, and the employee experience, all they can see is the bottom line. If it isn't good enough, cuts are made down below. Heck or high water, they're going to get their bonuses.
 

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Correct, the answer is there, but none of them are going to give up their lake houses or their Benzes. The folks in the ivory tower are so out of touch with the customer experience, and the employee experience, all they can see is the bottom line. If it isn't good enough, cuts are made down below. Heck or high water, they're going to get their bonuses.
I think we’re blurring a couple of lines, here.

Most restaurant owners are small business people. They don’t have stock options, bonuses, Mercedes, or lake houses, and they work far in excess of 40 hours a week. I frequent those types of places, where the food is excellent, and so is the service.

Now, if we’re talking about the big chains, then we’re not using the word “restaurant” in the same way.

Olive Garden is nothing like Sirena - a local Italian place, owned by an Italian (Fabio) with wonderful food and excellent service.

Fabio runs a restaurant. Olive Garden is much more like fast food.
 
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It never fails. You try to walk in a Walmart or especially a Costco and large families or large people just stop in the doorway and look around. A busy place like Costco, where you know you need a membership card to get in, they walk in the front door, go whoa where's my card and look for it while people with carts pile up behind them. I've gotten to the point where I say Excuse you for standing in the front door.
I will push through them at this point. People are f'in morons.
 
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Or maybe this can be a catalyst to learning how to cook at home.
It'll be healthier, taste better, and save you money.
So true, I’m always underwhelmed when I try giving eating out another try. The food, not as good as I would get it home. The cost, not even close. The blowhard group sitting in the next booth, no thanks. The whole experience leaves me lacking and wondering how many meals I could buy for what I just threw away on an unsatisfactory experience.
 

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I think we’re blurring a couple of lines, here.

Most restaurant owners are small business people. They don’t have stock options, bonuses, Mercedes, or lake houses, and they work far in excess of 40 hours a week. I frequent those types of places, where the food is excellent, and so is the service.

Now, if we’re talking about the big chains, then we’re not using the word “restaurant” in the same way.

Olive Garden is nothing like Sirena - a local Italian place, owned by an Italian (Fabio) with wonderful food and excellent service.

Fabio runs a restaurant. Olive Garden is much more like fast food.
Yes-but Olive Garden is a good example of a "restaurant" (or whatever term you want) owned under a corporate umbrella that could offer MORE to it's employees.
 

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As a data point - I’m heading out to dinner right now with Mrs. Astro. The place is called “Hot Tuna”. It’s local. Food is quite good. Service is typically good. Ambiance is good. Because of that consistent level of service and care, they’ve been here a long time.

It’s a nice place. We supported them during the pandemic, because, to be quite frank, we wanted them to survive.

They’ve returned the favor with many enjoyable evenings.
 

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Had a positive experience at Papa Murphy's today. The have a $6.99 medium 2 topping pie for $6.99. Man it was good . Fresh pepperoni and their new ground sausage. Every thing was perfect. See, it's possible.
 
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Had a positive experience at Papa Murphy's today. The have a $6.99 medium 2 topping pie for $6.99. Man it was good . Fresh pepperoni and their new ground sausage. Every thing was perfect. See, it's possible.

I‘ve heard of Papa Murphys but they don’t have any down here.
 
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