UK Restaurants to Be Banned from Taking a Cut of Staff Tips

Currently, restaurants like Zizzi and Giraffe take a 10-percent cut of their employees’ tips.


Guess Which Diners Are the Worst Tippers

Women, Democrats, and Southerners all have something in common, according to a recent survey.


How to Eat Outside Without Being a Dick

"I've lost count of how many times I've seen tipsy teens snatching cold, half-eaten nachos from departing guests' tables.​"


Why Dressing Well Could Get You Better Service in Restaurants

A new study from hospitality researchers at the University of Missouri says that waitstaff give more attentive service to diners wearing nice clothes.


How to Treat Waiters, According to Waiters

"Diet Coke" is not a greeting.


Canadian Restaurant's Strange, Strict Contract for Employees Goes Viral

The contract, which begins with an enthusiastic, bold-typed “Agreements!,” lists four infractions that employees could be fined for, with "fines" ranging from 25 cents to $20.


Inside the Final Hours of One of New York’s Best Restaurants

During the last week of service at Betony, the staff realised something that had been there all along.


Internet Explodes After a Couple Posts Passive-Aggressive Tipping 'Trick'

“Put 5 dollars out on the table at the beginning of the dinner for the waiter/waitress to see. (Don’t say anything to them) if they mess up, you take a dollar away, and so on.”


Five Ideal Places for Breaking Someone's Heart

A breakup is a heartbreaking moment for everyone involved, not only for the couple, but for the server as well. Here's how to minimise the pain for everyone involved.


Murderers Are the Best Restaurant Workers

From working front-of-house in restaurants, I always enjoyed dealing with different types of personalities. I worked with a lot of actors and musicians, but I quickly realised that criminals were the easiest to get along with because they knew how bad...


Secrets from a Server at Picasso and Sartre's Favourite Paris Haunt

We spoke to one of the oldest servers at La Coupole, a beloved brasserie in Paris’s iconic Montparnasse neighborhood, whose walls have heard stories from the Roaring 20s, Uma Thurman, and thousands of affairs.


Reasons Why Paris Is the Worst Place Ever

Sure, the buildings are nice. But everything else sucks.