I complain that I never have anything to write about on here.....today is another story....
National Cheesecake Day
$1.50 slices of cheesecake
sounds good right?
Not so...it was hell for all parties involved.
11:00 am: restaurant opens. Line out the door.
11:20am: on a 45 min wait
cheesecakes taking 30-45 min
tip % going down
stop serving whip cream on all cheesecakes not b/c we are out...b/c it takes too much time for the amount of cakes going out.
Posting signs all over that they are dine-in ONLY b/c people are wasting time in the to-go line instead of the front desk line
1:00pm-3:00pm: line is half way down the mall. no joke!
Everyone is pissed off. Employees, guest, everybody.
There is yelling and screaming, "why do I have to wait 2 hours for my cheesecake?" " why can't I get it to-go?" "Why can't I order 10 slices? I already had them picked out!"
Why waste half of your day waiting on a slice of Cheesecake? It will taste exactly the same tomorrow with an additional $5..and u can have whip cream with no wait.
It was like we were putting diamonds in them or u got a free I-pod.
My fav question of the day that was asked 8 million times..."Can my baby (who is probably still breast feeding) have a slice of cheesecake?" "Do you consider your baby a person?" Then yes she can. Since there was no age limit. It was like you were never going to get to have cheesecake ever again or something.
9:00pm: 100 names on the wait list
No one gets cut tonight
10:30pm: 50 names people!!! We close at 11
We continue to take names until 11.
11:00pm: Jim is manning the door and turning people away.
David orders pizza for everyone. It was good since no one had eaten all day.
1:00am we finally go home!!
Servers have nightmares about days like today.
Since all of the food runners were on the whole time...we each left with $60
Okay, I think I am done now. Tomorrow is a new day. I know it will be better.
And whoever thought of National Cheesecake Day should have to come and work on a night like tonight. I curse you!!
1st Day of Pre-School
5 years ago