Maybe don’t eat the sewage creatures from New York City’s biggest floating used condom emporium? Just a thought.
Memorial Day weekend is finally here. Some of us will be staying in and relaxing and others will be seeing Mad Max: Fury Road on repeat in the nearest air-conditioned theater, but many of us will be attending Memorial Day parties at which plenty of food will be served. As reminders that summer and the pleasures that…
Three unnamed Pizza Hut employees in Bryant, Arkansas were fired after they decorated a pizza box headed to two African-American customers with a veritable Whitman’s Sampler of racist rhetoric.
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If multiple unrelated customers are to be believed, one McDonald’s in Manchester, UK, won’t just refuse to serve homeless customers, they won’t even let other patrons buy food if it’s going to go to a homeless person.
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we’ve got restaurant employees who completely ran out of fucks to give and let their inner smartass run wild. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers.
There are instances where what looks like questionable behavior is actually totally reasonable once you understand how the restaurant industry works. Straight-up theft is not one of those instances.
A YouTube video posted a couple days ago shows a Starbucks manager (whose name we know only as “Melissa”) going absolutely bonkers at several customers over...well, pretty much everything, really.
What...what are you even going for here, McDonald’s? Why is any of this happening? Why are you doing this to us?!
It takes a lot to make an online restaurant reviewer look like the lesser asshole in any given scenario, but this would certainly be a way to do it.
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. We’re on Week 2 of stupid customer stories, and if you don’t think I could easily fill a month with stories like these, you’ve never worked with the general public before. As always, these are…
This Instagram feed makes a spectacularly good argument for never having children.
Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put the fast food industry on notice when he proposed to raise fast food wages in the Empire State through use of an appointed “Wage Board,” circumventing the state legislature. But do such powers fall under his purview? Actually, most likely yes.
Anyone who has ever worked as a server has had some strong feelings about terrible customers after being stiffed, but the example of Matt Heflin is exactly how one shouldn’t handle the situation.
Just what the fuck is this shit?
Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we’ve got more stories of that old favorite: dumb restaurant customers. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers.
With protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray (not to mention decades of police violence) still ongoing, you knew we were going to see some people showing their asses. Earlier this week, Maryland state Delegate Pat McDonough may have won the Most Unconscionably Horrible Quote From a Politician Award when…
It’s time to talk about why allergy requests are so damned important to honor as restaurant employees, and to illustrate just why that point is so crucial, we’re going to use a story from a Behind Closed Ovens submission to drive the point home. Consider this your early Cinco de Mayo* present.