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Sexual Harassment In The Service Industry Is So Common That It Can Start Feeling Normal

Though I work in an industry that is notorious for sexual harassment and male dominated power dynamics, the problem of normalizing unwanted sexual behavior extends far beyond restaurants. More »


Waitress Stiffed For ‘Not Looking Normal’

Customers failing to leave tips is a daily fact of life in the restaurant business, though a diner’s excuse in Iowa was outstandingly bad: “Tips are only for normal looking people,” the customer wrote on the bill after stiffing pink-haired waitress Taelor May Beeck in Des Moines on Tuesday night. Read more on Newser…More »


Waitress Gets 130 Percent Tip, Heartwrenching Note

A waitress in Tennessee was brought to tears this week when a customer left her a generous tip and a moving message. Claire Hudson, 25, was serving tables at Mac’s Grub Shak in Spring Hill on Sunday when a “very sweet couple” sat down and ordered beers, a burger, and hot dogs, Today.com reports. It… More »


In Defense Of Chain Restaurants

I am going to confess something really, really uncool: I genuinely love eating in most chain restaurants.

There was once a time in my childhood when dinner at a chain was how my family celebrated a birthday or someone’s graduation. That’s just what you did. Chains were relatively inexpensive compared to the more… More »


I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Being A Waitress

This summer, I, like many of my college-attending peers, split my weeks between an internship here at The Frisky and a part-time job. I happen to be waiting tables at a German restaurant near my home. Waitressing has provided me with an excess of strange knowledge and bizarre tales. Once I don my black button-down… More »


Aziz Ansari On How Not To Pick Up A Waitress

Some standup comedians — okay, probably only Russell Brand — are swimming in tail, while others aren’t sure how to find a sexual partner without sounding like you deserve a blowjob just because you’re on TV. In this preview clip for a $5 standup special available on his website, “Parks and Rec” star Aziz Ansari… More »


Men Tip More To Waitresses Who Wear Makeup

The outside world is more like a Hooters restaurant than you previously thought: a new study says that men are more likely to tip a waitress if she looks pretty wearing makeup.

Researchers studied the tips received by two waitresses from 186 male and 98 female customers. Only one third of the dudes left… More »