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(Tampa Bay Online)   Denny's servers to be rewarded with shiny silver dollar if they recommend OJ. Kato scores a nickel   (tampatribune.com) divider line 55
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2005-03-15 01:24:54 AM
Denny's would never recommend OJ, he's black.

/Denny's is racist, not me.
 
2005-03-15 01:25:39 AM
Wonderful, just one more irritation in the morning. If I'm in a Denny's for breakfast, the last thing I want is someone asking me questions and hoping I'll randomly give them a dollar for it.

/that's what the street outside of Denny's is for
//probably makes less than most panhandlers
///Would you like some orange juice?
 
2005-03-15 01:37:35 AM
Do other people have a phobia about those overly-cheery automated pre-recorded Taco Bell drive-thru voices that greet you?

"Hiiii, and WELCOME to TACO BELL!!! Would you like to try one of our GREAT NEW Cheesy Supreme Gordita Wrap Combos today?"

...

(pause)
(crackle)
(tinny teenage voice)

"um, order when you're ready."

I'm usually trying to figure out if I should actually answer the recording around that time.

And have you ever been put on hold by Pizza Hut Delivery? You will want to gouge your eyes out.
 
2005-03-15 01:38:44 AM
No freaking Denny's waitress better ever ask me, in the conscientious performance of her waitressing duties, if I want Orange Juice with my breakfast, or I'll say "sure, that sounds good," or "No, thank you, coffee's fine."

I mean it. You just try me.
 
2005-03-15 01:43:00 AM
You know what I'd love? A company that says "We are never going to upsell you stuff ever." I swear, they'd have me as a customer for life.
 
2005-03-15 01:54:55 AM
If the server doesn't offer orange juice, he or she will receive a card describing the benefits of promoting orange juice.

Whoopdie-farking-doo.
 
2005-03-15 02:27:25 AM
eddyatwork:

You know what I'd love? A company that says "We are never going to upsell you stuff ever." I swear, they'd have me as a customer for life.

It's a deal. By the way, would you like to upgrade to our 'this life plus your next reincarnation' plan for an extra $19.99?
 
2005-03-15 02:28:57 AM
$1000? did i read that right? $1000 on some kind of promotion? that's all they can afford to spend on advertising?

that's it.

i'm boycotting florida.
 
2005-03-15 02:30:27 AM
I only drink orange juice at 3am when i hit the huddle house after a long night of drinking, and the orange juice usually leads me to a long morning of puking
 
2005-03-15 02:31:26 AM
stop boycotting my state! If you boycot Florida they're gonna make ME drink all the juice, and I'm not thirsty!
 
2005-03-15 02:33:02 AM
Won't anybody think of the oranges?! Join A.A.A.O.E.
 
2005-03-15 02:36:22 AM
I worked as a server at a Denny's half a year ago. They have actually had a deal with Minute Maid, the franchise provider of OJ, which basically did what this news story is saying for a while now. I don't recall what the reward was at that time, since it didn't particularly impact me any (I worked overnights, and OJ was not exactly one of the more popular beverage choices during that shift.) While Denny's trains their servers to upsell like crazy, my experience has been that it's more personally lucrative to just take it easy and be straight-forward with customers...especially when they ordered something like the country-fried steak.

/it's like cardboard, but I hear there are animals in it somewhere...although I wouldn't recommend looking
 
2005-03-15 02:38:18 AM
Can they recommend a full adult-size glass that doesn't cost $37?
 
2005-03-15 02:39:49 AM
ugh, too acidic.

i'm an apple juice kinda guy. or just a big kid. who's actually not that big.
 
2005-03-15 02:41:39 AM
Well, of course this is going to backfire when the Denny's waitperson gets the silver dollar and calls the cops, thinking it is counterfit...
 
2005-03-15 02:42:23 AM
If you order an OJ at the Denny's, they give you this little thimble, and you have to pay for refills.

That's not helping my hangover, dammit.
 
2005-03-15 02:44:11 AM
In other news, OJ has more calories and sugar than most sodas, and roughly the same health benefits after your first thimble of the day.

Of course, if you eat at Denny's, "health benefits" is probably not at the top of you list of requirements for food.
 
2005-03-15 02:46:11 AM
I never order OJ from restraunts. First they charge you $3-5 for a small glass and second it's usually 95% water with a little OJ in there for color. Restraunts that serve a lot of breakfast have the worst OJ. If your going to charge so much for a glass of OJ and give the excuse that it's expensive at least serve me actual OJ for that price and not water with a hint of orange.
 
2005-03-15 02:49:20 AM
If the server doesn't offer orange juice, he or she will receive a card describing the benefits of promoting orange juice.

You mean like a silver Dollar and the chance of winning $100? Because I don't see any other benefit for promoting orange juice.
 
2005-03-15 02:50:17 AM
I was working as a server at a restaurant in Santa Barbara during the OJ trial - We got a call from Marcia Clark that she'd be coming in for Sunday brunch and wanted a nice table for her friends and family (she visited SB often then). The manager wanted me to wait on her. First thing I said was "Can I get you some OJ or coffee?"...

True story.
 
2005-03-15 03:01:10 AM
Tang. 'nuff said.
 
2005-03-15 03:02:03 AM
A shiny new donkey to the man who brings me the head of the rebel leader.
 
2005-03-15 03:05:24 AM
RichardII
"I Love Tang!"

/obscure?
 
2005-03-15 03:08:31 AM
"So can I get you gentlemen something more to drink? Or maybe something to nibble on? Some Pizza Shooters, Shrimp Poppers, or Extreme Fajitas?"

/Glad that Monday is over
 
2005-03-15 03:11:09 AM
If I worked at Denny's and some douche bag customer had the nerve to give me the citrus card after I didn't offer them OJ, I would make sure there was 'something special' in his/her meal.
 
2005-03-15 03:21:33 AM
I'll order the OJ if they give me the dollar.
 
2005-03-15 03:44:34 AM
Hooters has the same deal, different coin (pops, probably sfw).
 
2005-03-15 04:29:32 AM
And have you ever been put on hold by Pizza Hut Delivery? You will want to gouge your eyes out.

I work at a Pizza Hut Delco. I cannot fathom for the life of me why being put on hold makes you want to gouge out your eyes. There are only so many people -- you have to wait your turn.

The people that call *us* on the other hand -- they make me want to kill.

/please, make sure you know the phone number, address, and order before you call
 
2005-03-15 05:13:43 AM
i might order juice if i wasnt being gouged for high priced reconstituted swill with no pulp
 
2005-03-15 05:13:57 AM
Why would I pay WAY TOO MUCH for a teeny-tiny glass of OJ at a restaurant, when I can buy a whole quart (or even gallon) of it for a lot less?

If restaurants would stop charging racing fuel prices for their orange juice, or at least give me a damn 8-ounce glass of it for that price, things would be different. Unfortunately, they give you a little 3-ounce glass. Whee!

"Would you like a thimblefull of Tropicana Orange Juice with your Grand Slam, sir?"
 
2005-03-15 05:15:45 AM
Is the restaurant paying the dollar incentive or is the state doing it, since they're the ones trying to boost the orange revenue?
 
2005-03-15 05:32:39 AM
I worked at a mexican restaurant and if we didn't suggest queso the customer got it for free (the jerk managers would make us pay for it too). They ran $5 off coupons though and I would clip out as many as a could off work so I at least made a hundred dollars every night anyway.
 
2005-03-15 05:52:29 AM
Haha...

I used to work at Denny's about a month ago...

It's not as bad as it seems.

"Would you like to start off with Coffee, Milk, or OJ?"

Problem solved.

My favorite line. "Here's your OJ. Don't drink too much. It'll kill ya."
 
2005-03-15 05:58:32 AM
This will never happen to me since I don't eat at Denny's or Perkins. My favorite breakfast restaraunt has 8oz glasses of real, pulpy OJ and 24oz glasses of milk for the same price as the thimbles elsewhere.
 
2005-03-15 07:02:15 AM
So is the silver dollar in addition to the tip or is that the whole tip? If it's the latter, I hope the wait staff start spitting in the OJ.

/Likes orange juice.
//As long as it's not from concentrate
 
2005-03-15 07:38:17 AM


"WOULD YOU LIKE ORANGE JUICE WITH THAT [BEEP] WHERE'S MY DOLLAR? "
 
2005-03-15 08:02:43 AM
Thank you mattloaf1 for saving me from digging up a picture of a server.

/who else thought web servers?
 
2005-03-15 08:06:01 AM
MrCheeks

MST3K: The Movie, correct?
 
2005-03-15 08:38:15 AM
 
2005-03-15 09:16:18 AM
In Florida, you will be offering OJ to....

*a Don and his hooker
*Druggie Goths
*Druggie Ravers
*Drunks
*Obnoxious Drunks
*Really Normal people (they might want some)
 
2005-03-15 09:43:14 AM
This is awesome! I interviewed with the marketing firm that promotes Florida Orange Juice and part of the interview was to develop a marketing plan for OJ. This is part of the idea I submitted to them in my marketing plan! Haha! They offered me the job but I turned it down for another position.
 
2005-03-15 09:56:05 AM
What a great job.... wait a minute, they don't actually eat the food do they?
 
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2005-03-15 10:08:47 AM
Last time I ate at a Denneys, they hit me up for several things. Like: would you like cheese on your eggs? Now they are not servers, they are like closers at a car dealership.
 
2005-03-15 10:46:54 AM
The Citrus industry should just hire the guy handling the cranberry juice account. He's doing a great job!

Somehow...cranberry is gettin' in all the other juices.

/cranapple
//crangrape
///cranchops
////Brian Regan
 
2005-03-15 10:49:51 AM
Do other people have a phobia about those overly-cheery automated pre-recorded Taco Bell drive-thru voices that greet you?

"Hiiii, and WELCOME to TACO BELL!!! Would you like to try one of our GREAT NEW Cheesy Supreme Gordita Wrap Combos today?"



I always just say Yes. I always hope that they take the same tortillas, rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream and make something magically delicious out of them but it always tastes the same as everything else. Why is that?
 
2005-03-15 11:17:45 AM
As long as I get one of those new Scrambles, I don't care about OJ.

/loves breakfast
 
2005-03-15 11:38:07 AM
First off - Why the hell do you go to Dennys?
It seems to me that there is a huge amount of people who are afraid to try anything but some chain that is everywhere. Denny's at best is as good as any dinner or other restaurant you could go to.

It's like starbucks. Before starbucks where everywhere there were tons of other coffee shops. Not many would go to them. Now that starbucks are everwhere people wait in line for coffee that is actually not prepared well compared to almost every other coffee place. How starbucks makes their coffee it tastes burnt because they heat it too hot and don't change it cause they are cheap bastards. But because people are sheep they go because everyone else is doing it and it is everywhere.

The only time I ate at Denny's was because it was the only thing open very late. But I havn't gone to one for probably over 5 years now. I can understand if there is nothing else and you are hungry and it's near by but other then that. It's like some people are scared if they go to some non-big chain they are going to be served monkey brains or something.

Oh and I may strangle the next waitress who tries to upsell me. I HATE UPSELL and I DO stop going to restaurants that upsell me too much.
 
2005-03-15 12:12:34 PM
Corvus

Bitter much?
 
2005-03-15 01:13:43 PM
Corvus: It's like some people are scared if they go to some non-big chain they are going to be served monkey brains or something.

And what have you got against monkey brains?
 
2005-03-15 05:19:53 PM
diamondshard3
You are correct:
EXETER: Dr Yu Wing Tang
JOEL: I love tang!

/give to daddy.
 
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