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Is the waitress obligated to tell you about happy hour drink specials?

c11 | Jun 17, 2010 07:20 AM

Last night my sister and I went out to a mexican restaurant that we have been going for years. When I say years, we are not 'regulars', don't know staff, just go every few months. Its nothing fancy at all but they have a great margarita/chips salsa and always hits the spot and the price is right.

We get there and order 2 frozen margaritas, waitress says large or small, we say large. We have 2 each, great meal and ask for the check. The drinks were $40.00. I've never even spent that before in the past on the food and drink combined for one person. We figured it was a mistake since happy hour is 2 for 1. So we tell the waitress who says, its not happy hour on the large ones, I thought you knew. My sister says, how would we know if you didn't tell us? The waitress then walked away making a huffing sound. We paid and left, as we were outside, my sister said I'm going back in just to make a point of saying we should of been told then we decided against it and said we just won't go back. I know I will since I really like the food but this left a totally bad taste in my mouth. And also just left me mad.

Which brings me to my question, should the waitress of told us about the drink special? Or was it up to us to confirm it with her?

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