Check dropping can be as obnoxious as name dropping

The end of the meal can be tricky for servers — they have to balance the restaurant’s need for a table with the possibility that their customers are having a good time and want to linger.

The Lawrence Journal-World tackled the issue yesterday, describing an overanxious waiter who drops the check and subsequently kills the mood at a festive table full of people who are either ready for another round of drinks or just want to sit back and enjoy the conversation stimulated by a good meal.

Among those quoted in the story was our own restaurant critic, Charles Ferruzza, who used his experience in the food industry to help provide some guidance for servers who can’t wait to be signaled by the diner.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink