Having been in the restaurant business for nearly 20 years I think I know a thing or two about which days are better than others. New Year's eve USED to be one of the BEST Money making nights of the year. It was a "fun" night and people were usually kind and in a money spending kinda mood. Most restaurants have a limited menu, entree's only for the most part, maybe some complimentary champagne. The restaurant I work in however does not do this and it's a real shame.
What the fuck happened to New Year's Eve? I had a 5 top last night that ate for under $25! Are you kidding me? Five people split a large pizza, an order of zucchini and had 5 waters with lemon. Augh, these are exact examples of how NOT to order on New Year's Eve.
My whole night consisted of whiny people telling me things that I could really care less about: "I am allergic to glutten, I can't eat garlic. Um you're in an Italian restaurant idiot, all we serve is pasta with garlic, get the fuck outta here! Could someone order a damn coctail already? Holy shit there should be a law against anyone over the age of 5 ordering a freakin shirley temple! You are Not cute ordering a Roy Rogers at the age of 50, its a freakin cherry coke.
Needless to say I did not make my quota for the evening. Now I'm not a complete bitch, I know the economy is bad and people don't spend money all like that anymore but come on it is suppose to be a festive night, try acting like it. Why don't you splerge and have Veal Marsalla instead of a New Year's tuna hoagie? Live a little huh? For all intense purposes the world could suddenly end at the stroke of midnight and what would your last meal have been, a freaking hoagie? Get real.