The Modern Waiter Podcast
Oldest Restaurants In America

Oldest Restaurants In America

September 22, 2020

This restaurant podcast episode explores some of the oldest restaurants in America.  We outline some truly interesting and historic eating destinations in the country.  Definitely bucket list worthy.  It is amazing to know that some restaurants have survived hundreds of years.

Top 10 Things Guests Do That Tick Off Your Server

Top 10 Things Guests Do That Tick Off Your Server

September 15, 2020

Top 10 things guests do that tick off your server. In the restaurant the challenges seem to fly in from every direction. Eventually they come in similar forms but just because they are familiar doesn’t relieve the fact that we get ticked off at these 10 things. (And more)…

Breakfast

Breakfast

September 8, 2020

In this restaurant industry podcast we explore the alternate universe of breakfast. It can be as foreign to us as the dark side of the moon for those of us who work night shift. Danny’s favorite meal is breakfast and he happens to work a couple of breakfast shifts a week, not his favorite. Should a full service restaurant dive into the breakfast world. Do the margins justify the stretching of resources?

We go through our favorite breakfast foods. (20:10) and finally we rank breakfast cereals. (42:07)

Special thanks to our listener Rob Santos https://www.instagram.com/bartenders_pov/ who inspired the episode and taught me a cereal hack. (42:38)

Crappy Day

Crappy Day

September 1, 2020

In this week’s restaurant podcast, It’s just one of those days. Just a crappy day  One of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. This show also follows in true fashion, awkward, discombobulated and I try to keep it together. Danny throws a grenade in the show with a couple winding stories describing some of his frustrating work events. I hold in my frustrations and soldier on to complete the show. Listen in as I try to land this one safely to without being a jerk to my good friend.

How to Order Like a Boss

How to Order Like a Boss

August 25, 2020

In this week’s restaurant podcast, we learn to order like a boss.  It seems like a simple concept that everyone instinctively knows how to do; place an order.  Not so fast.  How to order in a restaurant effectively, like most things, requires knowledge of the basics and attention to the natural flow of things.  What are they?  Let us find out.

Applying For A Job

Applying For A Job

August 18, 2020

Applying for a new job is this week’s restaurant podcast focus. What are the small details that will help separate yourself from the pack and get you hired? Thanks to our listener Linsey Joy who inspired this episode.

Restaurant Movies Pt. 2: The Slammin’ Salmon

Restaurant Movies Pt. 2: The Slammin’ Salmon

August 11, 2020

{2009} The SlamminSalmon is the movie we are featuring in part two of our restaurant movie series.  Absolutely ridiculous and hilarious The Slammin’ Salmon hits more restaurant notes in this comedy than most.  We look past the outrageous and pick up on the many details that we deal with in the service industry.

Separate Checks

Separate Checks

August 4, 2020

In this restaurant podcast episode; let’s talk separate checks. Most of the time it is unnecessary. If you must.  There are some guidelines.

Fun With Co-Workers

Fun With Co-Workers

July 28, 2020

“Fun With Co-workers” podcast episode discusses classic pranks and hijinks which has become a classic right of passage to initiate or to break tension. Restaurant co-workers fall victim to many fun and seemingly mean spirited hazing. We do it for the laughs or secretly to see if someone would cry.  Most of all we do it because we care. Danny and I reminisce about some games we played in the restaurant when we worked together. One we are not proud of but we shared anyway. From contests to gambling: surveys to pranks restaurant hijinks can be super fun.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

July 21, 2020

Sparked by National Ice Cream Day, this restaurant podcast episode explores ice creams place in our home and our desert choices when we are out to eat.  What is your favorite flavor of ice cream.  Now that it is make into unimaginable flavors it is tough to agree on one.  What we do know is that vanilla is king.

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