Originally posted by BarbaraCt
Perhaps I am among the few, but I would like to chime in here. I object to a restaurant that has only booths. I am uncomfortable in a booth, unless it has a movable table and some room. I would much rather have a table and chairs where I can decide how much room to put between the table and me.
The three of you who have spoken here may be the only people in America who think this way.
I can remember a couple with a reservation who demanded that I buy their entire dinner because the only available table for them was a table, not a booth. Didn't I know that tables were inferior, and since they had a reservation my host should have had ESP and known that they would only sit in a booth???
Needless to say, I did not buy their meal. I gave them two options A) sit on time at the table which we'd held for them, or B) wait for the next available booth which would have been ten to fifteen minutes tops. I even offered to take care of cocktails for them at the bar while they waited.
They declined both, called the corporate offices and complained to a flabbergasted administrative assistant. They were ultimately given gift cards to return -- and (as of when I quit) still refused to sit at a table. The
in me always wanted to show them to a table even when there were booths available just from the sheer hilarity of their indignation but I never did. I just fantasized about it.
I'm so happy to be in the accounting world again; I may have been a good restaurant manager, but I definitely didn't enjoy it.