Posted by Bill on January 15, 2001 at 10:42:14:
In Reply to: Re: Closing time policies posted by Munchichic on January 10, 2001 at 16:35:02:
: ---I felt compelled to respond to this. For starters, not everyone "wants" to eat at such a late time. Usually for me, the only time we eat after 10 pm is when we're just coming back from an out of town trip, or were busy from afternoon till then and don't have anything at home to eat. It's not like we DECIDED to eat so late. It just happens that way due to circumstances.
Thanks. I should have made that point in my original post.
People who come in at 10:15 P.M. don't do it to annoy the restaurant. I know that my friends and I used to do it because we had another event to attend in the early evening. I'm sure that's true of other late night diners as well.
In response to the other poster's comment that people who come in near closing time should be wiling to suffer "horrible service," this is simply not the way it is at the *better* restaurants where the customer coming in just before closing time receives the same courteous service as the customer coming at any other time. I wonder if you were the owner of an establishment, you'd think that the paying customers coming at 10:15 P.M. or anyone else deserves "horrible service."
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