Originally posted by Greyghost
I think the bottom line on this thread is why on earth would anyone field a wait staff that most customers would find revolting. To me this is a no-brainer from the start.
While never missing an opportunity to chain bash....
I think that the above sentiment is part of what keeps corporate restaurants in business. You want to go to a place where no servers have tatoos or piercings, then go to Olive Garden or some other place where it is against their corporate policy.
On the other hand, I had lunch today at the Dinosaur BBQ restaurant in Rochester. The place is a biker bar (not quite as much as their original location in Syracuse, but still...) that serves great BBQ. Stephen Rushmore, Jr. said in a previous thread that Dinosaur is his favorite BBQ in the COUNTRY (I am paraphrasing, but I am pretty sure that I got the gist of that right). A server there with no tattoos or piercings would be in the minority. Still, the service is excellent, the place is always packed (there is usually an hour-plus wait at prime lunch times and more for dinner), and the food is delicious. I don't think that the owners are going to start making a stand to eliminate workers with tattoos and piercings any time soon.
So, I guess maybe it is not quite a "no brainer" nor do I think that "most customers" find this "revolting." I am inclined to think that the average age of those who do find this "revolting" are maybe 60+, while anyone my age (which I will only say is the prime demographic that ALL advertisers aspire to reach because we THEORETICALLY have the most disposable income to spend on such luxuries as dining out!) would not even think twice about this appearance.