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Sun Jul 13, 2014, 09:47 AM

Restaurant Watches Old (and new) Surveillance And Shares (not so) Shocking Results On Craigslist

I've seen a lot of the 2014 behavior they talk about in this article and I don't even eat in restaurants that much.

http://news.distractify.com/culture/craigslist-surveillance-restaurant/?v=1

A busy NYC restaurant kept getting bad reviews for slow service, so they hired a firm to investigate. When they compared footage from 2004 to footage from 2014, they made some pretty startling discoveries. So shocking, in fact, that they ranted about it on Craigslist!

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2004:
Customers walk in.

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Average time from start to finish: 1:05

2014:
Customers walk in.

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Average time from start to finish: 1:55

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Reply Restaurant Watches Old (and new) Surveillance And Shares (not so) Shocking Results On Craigslist (Original post)
Cliqueclaque Jul 2014 OP
Dem David Jul 2014 #1
DrunkTeddy Jul 2014 #2
Cliqueclaque Jul 2014 #6
rampartb Jul 2014 #3
Cliqueclaque Jul 2014 #5
Crow Jul 2014 #4
Attila Gorilla Jul 2014 #7

Response to Cliqueclaque (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 09:59 AM

1. I see this kind of thing all of the time anymore.

For example, couples eating at a restaurant and looking at their phones rather than talking and enjoying each other's company. I may rarely bring out my phone in a restaurant if the conversation leads to some question of fact or a news item where online info could add something of interest, but if it's going to replace conversation completely, you might as well be eating alone.

It seems like a lot of people have more interest in whoever it is that they're texting than they have in the person or persons that they're actually physically with.

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Response to Cliqueclaque (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:02 AM

2. I see the servers and bartenders jacking around on their phones more than customers... nt

 

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Response to DrunkTeddy (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:28 AM

6. That's strictly a management problem

If management didn't want servers and bartenders jacking with their phones they wouldn't be.

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Response to Cliqueclaque (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:14 AM

3. start to finish time is not important

and I hate when they rush me out.

the time that matters for "slow service" is in the door to seating, seating to order, order to serving.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:26 AM

5. According to the article the door-to-serving time is greatly extended in 2014

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Response to Cliqueclaque (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:17 AM

4. Fascinating article.

Whenever I go to a restaurant I always pull out my phone and check for free wi-fi also. Though I don't go taking pics of family and food.

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Response to Cliqueclaque (Original post)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 10:31 AM

7. Pretty damn rude.

I'm only on my phone if I'm waiting for food.

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