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New trend in restaurants

Many restaurants that have traditionally closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Day are now staying open in hopes of trapping the last little bit of income.

Personally, I think this sort of thinking steals a little more of the soul of a restaurant. Not that it’s necessarily “evil” to do so, but to do it only in the face of a temporary financial crisis sort of throws your employees to the wolves, especially if it’s been your policy over the years to be closed on those traditionally closed days.

This isn’t the way to build loyalty.

BTW, I’m not bitching about this because it affects me this year. All of the remaining big holidays fall on my days off.

:stepping off my soapbox now:

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2 responses to “New trend in restaurants

  1. waiterextraordinaire November 7, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I’m with you. Keep it closed those days.

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