A 24 year old woman from Dundrum last night decided that it made far more sense to leave a tip for herself after eating at Nandos, since she did the bulk of the table service herself.
Rachel Murray was eating with a friend in the popular restaurant, however spent most of the night ordering the food, getting more cutlery and refilling their drinks. She only spent a total of 12 minutes sitting down and didn’t think it made sense to tip staff that did, well, nothing.
Commenting she said:
I mean I just can understand why it’s called a restaurant when they make the customers do most of the work for their own meals – and its not as if they reduce the price of the food to reflect the reduction in customer service either. It’s still expensive and you’re getting less service. All they have to do is cook the carcass of the chicken and it’s not even prepared in any special way. It’s just chopped in half.
Rachel decided to tip herself 10% of the bill at the end of the night, as she felt that she spent most of the night on her feet ordering foot and getting herself and her friends sauces and drinks during the night.
Although she does have previous table waiting experience, she was not expecting to have to call on those skills on a night where she simply wanted to sit and have the chats with her friend. About boys they like.
In the future, Rachel claims that she’ll probably just go to an actual restaurante where the staff do their jobs and where she can relax.
Going to a business and being forced to work for a service they should provide just so that they can protect their profits by not hiring more people, isn’t the most enjoyable experience in the world.
Rachel commented further saying that it would be like “going to a brothel and having to wank yourself offf” and said the business model doesn’t really make any sense when you stand back and think about it.