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Eating at an empty restaurant?

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Eating at an empty restaurant?

KaraK | Mar 5, 2009 11:55 AM

This is something that has crossed my mind a few times, so I figured I would bring it up with a group of people who (potentially) enjoy eating out. Do you mind/like/dislike eating at an empty restaurant?

Personally, I feel really uncomfortable eating anywhere your party makes up the entire dining population and I would even say I feel strange when only 10-15% of the tables are full. I'm not sure what it is, but I think I feel like I'm being watched. Also, there is a big of catholic guilt ingrained into me that makes me feel really bad for the owners and waitstaff when the place is so empty. I tend to sit there a worry about the waitstaff, chef, owner, etc. I'm definately not saying that I only like eating at crowded places, more that I just don't like being the only one dining at there.

Does anyone else feel this way and purposly avoid empty restaurants?

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