Ruckus at the Pancake Restaurant

March 25, 2012

in Server Stories

Many years ago my parents and I went to a popular pancake chain for dinner. This particular location was known for its poor service, but nothing like this one night. We were seated by a very disgruntled waitress, who took our drink orders and stormed to the kitchen. 

There was only one other table with people at it: two women and a sleeping baby. We started talking, and they said they were hoping they’d get something to eat before the baby woke up.

The drinks my family ordered never came. We waited… and waited… and waited… and never heard from anyone. Sure enough, the baby woke up and started bawling its eyes out. But that is not what makes this a dinner from hell…

My father, after almost an hour, gets up to see what’s going on. He finds our waitress outside the restaurant yelling “I QUIT! I QUIT! I QUIT” and tearing off her uniform, followed by a long stream of obscenities. And after what was apparently the only waitress on duty quits, no one approached us to tell us what happened or to take our food order. We simply left, and advised the women with the baby to do the same. Never been back to this pancake place ever since.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Caveman March 27, 2012 at 3:38 am

Wow! That is crazy. You should have stolen a few bottles of syrup on your way out.


jonasgal September 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

Wow! WHY advocate stealing as well?!!? That's absolutely wrong!!!


Ace November 27, 2016 at 1:13 am

Oh come on, it was obviously a joke!


Jack March 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

You waited an hour for drinks before trying to find out what was going on? Wow, you have more patience than I have.


Tom December 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I've seen that at Mcdonald's. In this store, everybody from the manager on down are covered with gang tats, so you can imagine the kind of place. Girl who took my order started screaming at the manager…I thought they were going to have a fist fight. She ripped her hat off, threw it down and stomped out, cursing.

Nice place.


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