My friend Loud Donna is a server at Amici Italian Restaurant and she can confirm this list is spot on. According to Waiters, these are the most annoying requests.
“CAN I HAVE THE COBB SALAD WITHOUT THE LETTUCE ?”
Modifying your order so that is basically an entire different dish – not so cool.
“I KNOW YOU’RE CLOSING SOON BUT DO WE HAVE TIME FOR DINNER ?”
Of course they won’t turn you away, but don’t hang out for hours when the restaurant is closed.
“I’M FRIENDS WITH THE OWNER ?”
This is a request waiters hear over and over and no it will not get you a better table or freebies.
“CAN I ORDER TACOS FROM THE SECRET MENU ?”
Listen I know Starbucks might have a secret menu, but most places don’t.
“MY KID ONLY EATS X, CAN YOU HAVE YOUR GUY WHIP UP SOMETHING HE”LL EAT ?”
Ask for the kids menu and maybe don’t bring your super picky child out to eat.
“I JUST ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED HALF MY BURGER ON THE GROUND CUTTING IT IN HALF”
It’s true that when you were a kid and dropped your ice cream cone, you got a new one and we’ll give you another burger for sure, but it’s annoying.
“WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT, THERE’S A WHOLE BUNCH OF EMPTY TABLES?”
It’s a fair question to wonder, but there are many explanations: They’re reserved for a party in half an hour or we’re down a few waiters for the night and don’t have the capacity to handle that many tables at once. No, it’s nothing against you.