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    ActivistGuy, Cali Techie

    seems to me smart to try and get the church crowd to all come into Denny's for their Sunday after-church meal.  Denny's sorta fits into that demographic.  My mom goes to church and loves Denny's.  Coincidence?  I think not.

    $$$ is always more important than ideology and I doubt Denny's has an ideology other than $$$.

    ahhh....  i do love Denny's coming back from the bars at 2 a.m.  

    •  A definition of a good ol' boy (4+ / 0-)
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      theboz, jbdigriz, mariachi mama, banditry

      is that he's the guy that hits Denny's both after church AND after the bar closes.

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      by ActivistGuy on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 08:12:43 PM PDT

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    •  Except for the fact that the (1+ / 0-)
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      after church crowd is notorious shitty tippers.  But I suspect that Denny's adverts in church bulletins and like anyone else, gives coupons.

      Definition of bad police work: when you are called to investigate a break-in and end up arresting the homeowner.

      by Inland on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 08:43:51 PM PDT

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      •  Sigh, hate to agree w/ this, but it's true (1+ / 0-)
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        Cali Techie

        .... Sunday lunch shift. Bleah. And the kids...  really messy.
        And they take forever and then they left a pittance. Bizarre behavior.
        I love waiters and waitresses and try to do better. It's hard work. They don't even make minimum and have to rely on tips.

        So this coupon deal is just more work for them for less tips, as the tip is based on the price of the meal anyway.

        Bleah. I will try to be generous the next time at Denny's to make up for it.

        "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

        by AmericanRiverCanyon on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 10:45:07 PM PDT

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        •  The rule on tips (1+ / 0-)
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          is the tip should be based on the menu price of the meal before discounts are applied. I've found most people are not aware of this rule of etiquette.

          The other side of it is that tips are not an entitlement, they are a merit increase in their pay for doing good work, essentially a bonus. Any server who is rude and/or gives poor service should not expect a tip.

          In general I'm a pretty generous tipper, as I've waited tables and tended bar so I know how hard the work is. I usually double the tax, which here means close to a 20% tip. In the restaurants where I'm a regular the wait staff have been known to fight over who gets to serve me. However I have been known to walk away from a table and leave nothing or worse yet a single penny (It's an insult because it shows I didn't forget the tip). I have to be really pissed off to do that. I've only done it three times in my life, twice at the same restaurant in NYC. The first time the server was extremely rude, surly, and slow. The second time was a different server who took it upon herself to write in her own tip (mine would have been higher) when she charged my credit card due to me not leaving a tip with the other server. That one got her and the first server suspended for two weeks because that's against the law in NYC. The general manager of the restaurant was so apologetic she reversed the charges on my credit card and gave me $200 in gift certificates to come back. I was treated like royalty there ever since and I gave generous tips every time.

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          by Cali Techie on Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 11:48:48 PM PDT

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