Guess Which Diners Are the Worst Tippers

Women, Democrats, and Southerners all have something in common, according to a recent survey.
Jelisa Castrodale
Restaurant Confessional

How to Eat Outside Without Being a Dick

"I've lost count of how many times I've seen tipsy teens snatching cold, half-eaten nachos from departing guests' tables.​"
Loek Wijers

Montreal Restaurant's Strange, Strict Contract for Employees Goes Viral

The contract, which begins with an enthusiastic, bold-typed “Agreements!,” lists four infractions that employees could be fined for, with "fines" ranging from 25 cents to $20.
Jelisa Castrodale

Inside the Final Hours of One of New York’s Best Restaurants

During the last week of service at Betony, the staff realized something that had been there all along.
Tae Yoon

Internet Explodes After a Couple Posts Passive-Aggressive Tipping 'Trick'

“Put 5 singles out on the table at the beginning of the dinner for the waiter/waitress to see. (Don’t say anything to them) if they mess up, you take a dollar away, and so on.”
Alex Swerdloff
future of food

We Asked Industry Experts What the Restaurant of the Future Will Look Like

Will robots waiters be taking our orders? If tables will have built-in cameras, will we ever need to Instagram again?
Daisy Meager

Five Ideal Places for Breaking Someone's Heart

A breakup is a heartbreaking moment for everyone involved, not only for the couple, but for the server as well. Here's how to minimize the pain for everyone involved.
Megan Kessell
Restaurant Confessionals

Murderers Are the Best Restaurant Workers

From the beginning of my stints working front-of-house in restaurants, I always enjoyed dealing with different types of personalities.
Chris Grosso

Secrets from a Server at Picasso and Sartre's Favorite Paris Haunt

We spoke to one of the oldest servers at La Coupole, a beloved brasserie in Paris’s iconic Montparnasse neighborhood, whose walls have heard stories from the Roaring 20s, Uma Thurman, and thousands of affairs.
Félix Macherez

Robot Waiters Are Getting Fired for Being Incompetent and Clumsy

Robot takeover may feel imminent, but hold your horses, doomsday prophets! Maybe you haven’t seen these bozo robot waiters in China that were so bad at their jobs that the restaurants they worked in had to close.
Wyatt Marshall

This IHOP Waiter 'Robin Hood' Gave Away $3,000 in Drinks

Fuck Che Guevara and Guy Fawkes. A hundred years from now, we’ll all be wearing T-shirts idolizing this freedom-fighting waiter—and you’d best believe it’ll be glorious.
Alex Swerdloff
The Law

Disney World Is Being Sued for Allegedly Paying a Waitress Less than Minimum Wage

Jasmine Sandoval’s suit claims that she spent more than 20 percent of her working hours doing untipped work like washing dishes, but received the lower minimum wage of $5.04 that is meant to be implemented for workers who also receive tips.
Wyatt Marshall