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The IT factor for servers. How do you interview for IT?

We deal with hundreds of Restaurants every month that span the range from fast casual, to fast food, to white tablecloth. It seems like in…

Started by Todd S. Edman

1 Sep 14, 2011
Reply by David Hayden

Is your focus on training servers to increase check average? Or is your focus on providing great customer service training and increases check average and tip % will come?

I'll be speaking at NRA this year about increasing tip percentage and check average and would love to hear what your success stories are on…

Started by Marilyn Sherman

11 Oct 22, 2010
Reply by Tony Garner

The Talent Pool Is Getting Deep

A coworker/friend of mine just applied for a server position at a number of San Francisco restaurants. The response she received from sever…

Started by Michael Biesemeyer

3 Oct 21, 2010
Reply by Tony Garner

Suggestions for celebrating the Be Kind To Food Servers Awareness Month

           Be Kind To Food Servers Awareness Month is celebrated in January. To elevate the status of waiters and waitresses and to establi…

Started by Sybil Presley

1 Sep 14, 2010
Reply by Me,The JerBear

Want a glass of wine fast - ask nicely, say waitresses on three continents

A new documentary following female servers in Canada, France and Japan is offering an inside look into the restaurant world. Dish: Women, W…

Started by Chowhoundgta

0 May 6, 2010

Suggestive Selling

How important is it to you when dining out that a server tries to suggestively sell you an item or describe a special in mouth-watering det…

Started by Matt Urdan

30 Jul 13, 2009
Reply by Patti

Non-Operator

"Front Door Dynamics"... An FOHBOH.com love story

Here is a story on how FOHBOH.com pays off: FOHBOH.com member Rob Gage, colleague and friend, introduced me to FOHBOH.com. That led me to…

Started by Paul Paz

5 Oct 18, 2008
Reply by Mina Williams

Server's Gripes

Are you a server? Have you ever been a server? I think all of us on this site have done it at least once. What was your biggest gripe about…

Started by Howard Appell

9 Oct 2, 2008
Reply by Howard Appell

Non-Operator

Daddy the Waiter

DADDY THE WAITER © By Paul C. Paz In 1980 I took what I thought was going to be a "mental vacation" from an insurance career of ten years…

Started by Paul Paz

3 Aug 11, 2008
Reply by Paul Paz

Server Olympic's

Working on a new event to do at our cities Taste event this fall and would like to know if anyone has ever participated in or organized a s…

Started by Lisa Grigsby

2 Jul 30, 2008
Reply by Lisa Grigsby

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