Eight Ways to Be a Great Restaurant Customer
Francis Lam writes a listicle for Gourmet on how not only to be a good restaurant customer, but a GREAT restaurant customer. We liked number eight, Go easy on the beatdowns:
A customer that has a good meal tells, on average, three people about it. A bad one, though… news of a bad one gets passed around like a cold. It’s tough to run a restaurant, what with all the moving parts. Anyone can have a bad day or even a bad minute, so try to remember that underneath all good and bad restaurants there are people working really hard just trying to make a living... Most places will try to make things better if they can. Give them a chance to do so before you savage them on your blog.