Real Restaurant Stories

Amazing and True Restaurant Stories

And You Thought You Wanted to Own A Restaurant

Welcome to Real Restaurant Recipes Real Restaurant Stories page, where I “tell all.”

This website is mostly about customer-tested, customer-approved real restaurant recipes. They “work.”

But having owned a full-service restaurant for over 30 years, I have often been asked what it is really, truly like to be a restaurant owner. Now I can tell you.

People tell me the restaurant business is about food and service. That’s true. I’ve also had people tell me they’ve “always” wanted to own a restaurant. “I’ve got some great recipes …,” “I’ve got a fantastic concept …,” etc.

But ‘the biz’ is really about people …ALL about people.

I took careful notes all these years. I can share true stories about customers and employees and vendors and even government workers with whom I had experiences.

Some of these stories will seem strange…impossible even. But rest assured …ALL ARE TRUE. They really happened.

I will add these actual stories as time permits. I am still adding more real restaurant recipes so it will take some time. Bookmark this page and return occasionally to read more Real Restaurant Stories.

You see, I will never run out of these stories. My husband and I carefully recorded our life experiences in the restaurant business. We have hundreds to share.

Happy reading!

True Restaurant Stories

A Mother’s Day to Forget!

This Mother’s Day Article tells a real story of what happened one Mother's Day at the restaurant.

Mother's Day is the busiest day of the year for most restaurants, including mine. I was looking forward to it from a financial stand-point, but I had a few concerns because I had a new Chef.

My Food Took Too Long!

I was "expediting" on a very busy Sunday morning at the restaurant. That was my normal station on Sundays between 9AM and 2PM …busy, busy, busy.

This is a true story about a restaurant service complaint.

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Did you know? The earliest use of ‘restaurant’ in English was in 1806. We just said ‘eating-house’ before that.