The Secrets Of Working As A Restaurant Server

Working as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant is no easy task. You’re on your feet and multi-taking at all times, not to mention having to deal with unsavory customers more often than not. Often an overlooked profession, in reality, restaurant servers are highly-trained employees that make running a restaurant possible. Like any other trade, there are behind the scenes secrets that servers both keep to themselves and wish that customers knew. Check them out to see what they are!

They Have Ways Of Getting You To Consider More Expensive Items

Waitress waiting to help someone
Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images
Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images

When ordering, especially when it comes to alcohol, some waiters can trick their customers into buying the more expensive items. Waiter Kristen Bailey shared to Eat This, Not That!, the trick up her sleeve she uses to get customers to purchase the most expensive drinks.

According to her, “If someone orders a Long Island Iced Tea, I ask ‘Do you want top-shelf or……’ and stare at them without blinking.” She estimates that nine times out of ten, the customers will go with the top-shelf liquor is she stares at them for long enough.