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When Restaurants Run Out Of Things...


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When Restaurants Run Out Of Things...

niccole | Apr 11, 2007 05:43 AM

last week i was going to post about this topic but i had forgotten. i was thinking about one of my old restaurants i used to work at years ago and how some nights having to go up to a table when they sit down and say " we are out of this, and this, and this, and this..." sometimes having a whole list of popular items. this was a really nice place, and when i think about it NOW ( then i was very young and could care less ) i cant imagine how annoyed my customers were...

then yesterday my friend came into the store i work at and he is a cook. i asked him how easter weekend went and he told me it was a nightmare. he told me the owners told him last year easter weekend was DEAD, so expect the same. my friend didnt have a overly stocked kitchen, just enough to get him by for a "normal" night. well, they werent dead- they got SLAMMED and they ran out of soooo much stuff and he told me he felt like such an &*(^%$ and the customers were really upset. this conversation made me think of my initial thoughts last week. so now im posting!

what do you think? has this happened to you?

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