A manager went viral on TikTok after revealing the rules of what to expect when dining at a restaurant with a big party.
The video shows user @gangsta_gramps driving in his car. He reveals to his followers what to expect when you show up with a large group of people on a Saturday night.
“When you walk into a restaurant with 40 people at 7:30 on a Saturday night, there are some rules,” says the content creator.
He explains that he doesn’t mind serving people, regardless of the number of people or what time. However, he could not “endanger the service provided by the rest of the building and the morale of the employees”.
Then he dives into the rules. The first rule, says the manager, is “You can’t choose where you want to sit.” The second rule is that there will be “very limited checks,” saying he’ll only accept “up to four checks.” allowed to split. He says diners decide how to split their bill after they leave the restaurant. Finally, guests have to contend with the number of servers they get. If only one is available, “your service won’t be quick,” the manager shares.
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The video has been viewed over 438,000 times as of Friday, with viewers praising @gangsta_gramps for his leadership style.
“I want you for a boss!” one viewer praised.
“I wish all managers would like this,” wrote a second.
“I would love you for my manager lol,” said another.
Others shared their horror stories of dealing with huge crowds in restaurants.
“I had a table walk in and said they had 10 last night and it quickly turned into a 35 top with me as the only waiter in our dining room,” one person shared.
“I’m a bartender and had 100 people walking in plus an open bar of 70 people already in progress…ON A FRIDAY was the worst day of my life,” commented a second.
“Wednesday we had a 12, 25 and 16 walk back to back… the 25 became 30+ and my job would have had them all checked separately,” said a third.
“Last place I was a waitress. 5 years ago. They took a group of 75 without a reservation and made a fuss of us for not being ready. They were pretty cool,” wrote another.
The Daily Dot reached out to @gangsta_gramps for comment via TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: November 25, 2022 at 1:59 pm CST
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.
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