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Settle bar tab before being seated--why?

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Settle bar tab before being seated--why?

Chuck | Sep 26, 2002 03:40 PM

Saw this discussion on a regional board and would like to get opinions from those in the industry (and others, of course). Why do some restaurants make you pay your bar tab before you're seated for dinner? It's usually an inconvenience for me. Is it just too complex for the computer system to handle? Is it to insure a tip for the bar staff?

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