Tommy Chong’s daughter Rae Dawn Chong discovered actor Chris Pratt working as a waiter at a Bubba Gump restaurant and cast him in a film. ew.com/article/2014/07/11…
When actor Nick Frost (Cornetto Trilogy) was young his parents' business tanked. They had to move into a neighbours’ home and his mother suffered a stroke from stress. Nick dropped out of school and worked to support his family. He was just working as a waiter when Simon Pegg cast him in Spaced. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Today I learned about the "world's rudest, worst, most insulting waiter"β€”Edsel Ford Fong at the Sam Wo Restaurant in San Francisco, CA. Fong is known for seating people with strangers, criticizing customer's menu choices, slamming food on the table, and busing tables before people are finished eating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eds…
There is a Japanese cafe is staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralysed people. bbc.com/news/technology-4…
Restaurants during the German hyperinflation of the 1920s, a waiter would stand up on a table every 30 minutes to call out the new prices. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
There was a spate of waiters poisoning poor tippers in Chicago in 1918 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
One of the most expensive wine bottles that was never to have been drunk was a 1787 Margaux from Thomas Jeffersons Collection, the owner brought it to a restaurant and a waiter knocked it over. Insurance payout was $225,000 in 1989 telegraph.co.uk/finance/n…
Frank Sinatra regularly tipped waiters, busboys and chefs $100-200 each. However, he had a fearsome temper in restaurants. He would throw food against the wall if he didn’t like how it was prepared, and would throw drinks if he didn’t like how he was treated. eu.desertsun.com/story/li…
When Billie Holiday would perform β€œStrange Fruit” at gigs, the club owner would order the waiters to stop serving, and the room would be in complete darkness except for a single spotlight on her face. It would close her act and there would be no encore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
The restaurant chain TGI Fridays stopped its waiters from wearing β€œflair” a few years after the movie Office Space came out because people wouldn’t stop making Office Space references about it. cinemablend.com/new/TGI-F…
Freddie Mercury of Queen held a party in New Orleans in 1978, which featured nude waiters and waitresses, a man biting heads off live chickens, naked models wrestling in a liver pit, and dwarves walking around with trays of cocaine strapped to their heads. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/q…
To call a waiter’s attention at a restaurant in Myanmar you should make a kissing sound two or three times. cnn.com/travel/article/my…
Today I learned of Australia's pyjama girl mystery: an unidentified murdered woman's body was on public exhibition in a vat of formalin many years for identification. Ten years later the husband confessed to killing her - he was once a waiter at the detective's regular restaurant who he had known many years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Scottie Pippen, of Chicago Bulls Fame, was given the nickname β€œNo Tippin Pippen” for his lack of tipping waiters and once tried to haggle with strippers on the amount they were charging. chicagoist.com/2005/03/24…
Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street was inspired by an incredibly rude waiter at Oscar’s Salt of the Sea Tavern, where creator Jim Henson and director Jon Stone frequently had lunch together. muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Os…
Today I learned that the inequity seen in more attractive waiters earning higher tips is not the result of male customers bestowing financial favors on attractive waitresses. Rather, the primary driver (of this dynamic) is female customers tipping attractive females more than unattractive females psmag.com/attractive-serv…
The β€œWorld’s Rudest Waiter” worked in a San Francisco Chinese Restaurant. His name was Edsel Ford Fong and he was known to curse at patrons, slam plates on tables, and spill soup on customers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eds…
In 1972 Oklahoma arrested the Amtrak waiter for serving alcohol as the train passed through the dry state straightdope.com/columns/…
Red Lobster doesn't bring straws to the tables, the waiters don't even carry them. They do this to reduce sea waste and if you need a straw for your tall daiquiri you need to ask for it usatoday.com/story/money/…
In 1989, a bottle, also from Thomas Jefferson's collection, was valued at an astronomical $500,000 by its owner, William Sokolin. When Sokolin took the wine with him to a Margaux dinner at the Four Season Hotel, a waiter knocked the bottle over, breaking it. Insurers paid out $225,000. telegraph.co.uk/finance/n…
Jack Abbott was a career criminal and a convicted murderer who gained literary recognition upon publishing his prison memoir, "In the Belly of the Beast". He was eventually paroled and became a minor celebrity. Six weeks after his release, he stabbed a waiter to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Research indicates black americans really do tip waiters less than whites americans, but likely as part of a cycle: waiters resist serving African Americans, or they provide poorer service, which discourages blacks from patronizing table-service restaurants. articles.latimes.com/2006…
; Bistro is not French for CΓ‘fe, but the word Russian cosacks would shout at French waiters, meaning "quickly" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis…
Three men each won $19,100 in a lawsuit after being denied waiter jobs at Hooters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
You are more likely to order desert if the waiter is fat. fastcompany.com/3055212/y…
Waiters' Perception That Black People Tip Less is Actually True. Research From Cornell Hotel School. hotelschool.cornell.edu/r…
When waiters gave mints w/their patrons' check, their tips increased by 3%. If waiters personally handed 2mints per patron w/check, their tips increased by 14%. Their tips increased by 21% if they handed the mints directly to the patrons w/check, and then came back with more mints later. helpscout.net/blog/the-ps…
In Chicago in 1918 one hundred waiters were taken into custody for poisoning the drinks of people who tipped them poorly. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…
Dwight Burch, a black waiter working at Apple-bee's, sued the restaurant after repeated harassment by a black manager and won a $40,000 settlement. The black manager repeatedly referred to him as a β€˜tar baby’ and β€˜Black monkey’ during his three months at the restaurant. sptimes.com/2003/08/31/Co…
Shari Lewis, the host of Lamb Chop's Play-Along, used to go to restaurants and order lamb chops for dinner just to see the look on people's faces. "[I order it] if for no other reason than to horrify the waiter." cbsnews.com/news/puppetee…
Steve Buscemi was in Pulp Fiction as Buddy Holly, the waiter.
Uncle Ben of the famous food brand isn't even a real person. He is based on a head waiter named Charles Brown of Chicago in the 1940s. Aunt Bessie of the potatoes brand isn't even a real person too. morphologicalconfetti.com…
There was a widespread and organized series of poisonings committed by Chicago waiters in 1918. While most cases weren't serious, there were several fatalities. Their targets were bad tippers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Waiters at upscale restaurants can make as much as 90,000 a year bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Tommy Chong's daughter Rae Dawn Chong scouted Chris Pratt at 19 when he was her waiter at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rae…
Today I learned of Butler's cafΓ© , a butler themed cafe in Tokyo. According to the owner, Japanese women "want a cafe where the waiters [are] male, good-looking, will treat them nice, but most importantly [are] Western." Butler's cafΓ© "is the sole cafe hiring only foreign men as staff." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But…
Brad Pitt appears in Fight Club at least six times before Tyler's first scene. Once on a moving walkway, once as a waiter on tv, and 4 times in subliminal single frame shots. eeggs.com/items/3312.html
In Vietnam, it is possible to order a cobra blood wine from restaurant menus - the waiter will take a live cobra, kill it on the spot, drain the blood into a shot glass of rice wine, and top it off with the cobra's still beating heart for you to gulp down. wikitravel.org/en/Hanoi
A French waiter stole $1.4 billion worth of art between 1995 and 2001 and didn't sell any of it. pursuitmag.com/stephane-b…
In 2001, Coca Cola had a program called H2NO, which worked with waiters at Olive Garden to dissuade people from ordering tap water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H2N…
Renowned Egyptologist Sir E. A. Wallis Budge was the poor son of an unidentified waiter. When he was a boy, the organist at his church noticed his passion and interest and convinced a member of parliament to help raise money to send him to Cambridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._…
There is no tipping culture in Iceland. You are not expected to tip waiters, taxi drivers or the like. icelandmag.visir.is/artic…
There is a restaurant in japan that uses monkeys as waiters news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_de…
There is a restaurant in Chicago, IL where the waitresses and waiters are rude to you on purpose. eddebevics.com/
When British Prime Minister Anthony Eden resigned, he took a cruise. One of the waiters on the ship was John Prescott, who would be Deputy PM just over 40 years later. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Former Reality TV star, Jon Gosselin (from Jon and Kate plus 8) now works 2 jobs as a waiter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon…
Two restaurants in China fired all their robot waiter staff because the robots kept spilling food and drinks. mirror.co.uk/tech/robot-w…
Waiters & Waitresses get 63% of their income from tips, so when you stiff them, it really hurts their wallet payscale.com/tipping-char…
Before becoming an actor, Chris Pratt was a waiter at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant. He waited on the table of actor/director Rae Dawn Chong, who had starred in one of his favorite films, Commando. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
In 1918 over 100 waiters were arrested for poisoning bad tippers in Chicago en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…

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