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Indoor temperatures in Austin restaurants


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Indoor temperatures in Austin restaurants

wendella | Jan 16, 2009 01:25 PM

Last night, I was at a restaurant that had it's air-conditioner running full blast. The temperature outside was in the low 40s! The room was uncomfortably cold - at least for me. A polite complaint to the waitress didn't provide any help in getting a more comfortable environment. I ended up wearing my jacket and a scarf - inside - the whole time I was there.
Air temperature is a complaint I have at too many area restaurants. Regardless of the time of year - they are really cold. It seems like in the summer, it's even worse. We go out most nights, but there are some places that I just don't go to now because I know I will be miserably cold. And yes - I take a jacket.
My take on it, is that management and/or employees set thermostats to temps based on how comfortable they are while at work - and they are often wearing long sleeves and pants, and of course running in and out of the kitchen.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how best to get the message to restaurants that thermostats should be set to diner's comfort, not their employees?

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