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2013-06-18 01:20:02 PM
So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...
 
2013-06-18 01:59:26 PM

LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...


Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.
 
2013-06-18 02:22:54 PM
Customer sounds like a giant farking asshole who would eat at a shiathole like Friendly's. fark him. The "split plate" was a dead give away. farking asshole.
 
2013-06-18 02:24:21 PM

exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.


Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.
 
2013-06-18 02:40:26 PM
Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?
 
2013-06-18 03:02:38 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.


Ah, well in that case...wait, it's still stupid to insult a customer on their receipt. Probably true, but highly stupid.
 
2013-06-18 03:17:17 PM
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2013-06-18 03:25:36 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.


As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.
 
2013-06-18 03:44:18 PM
"So customers with children are a joke? This place isn't so friendly,"

If this guy isn't doing standup, he should quit his day job immediately and start.
 
2013-06-18 03:51:24 PM
How are they not being sued by the big chain for Trademark infringement?
 
2013-06-18 04:07:37 PM
FTFA "Gibson says he called in advance to make sure he could bring his young son to Friendly's, despite the restaurant's strict policy of admitting only customers above 21 years of age."

The World Is Not Enough.
 
2013-06-18 04:15:58 PM
The owner stuck up for the waitress? Sorry, but that's an insta-fire pretty much anywhere. I'll put even odds on the two sleeping together.
 
2013-06-18 04:20:43 PM
"So customers with children are a joke?"

Of course not! They're usually the punchline.
 
2013-06-18 04:24:27 PM
I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.
 
2013-06-18 04:30:49 PM

scottydoesntknow: "So customers with children are a joke?"

Of course not! They're usually the punchline.


<rimshot>

Makes me want to go to St. Louis just to eat there and ask them to please never give up on their 21+ policy again.
 
2013-06-18 04:31:50 PM

vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.


THIS. I have been living in upstate NY for a couple of years now. Friendly's farking sucks. And they are not friendly.
 
2013-06-18 04:32:20 PM

ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?


But that's no fun and the guy's in the kitchen don't care. I wanna go back to waiting now with a POS like this ; )
I'll get lots of Fark headlines but no greenlights.
 
2013-06-18 04:32:49 PM

vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.


I'll agree with that. I prefer it to Denny's because our local Friendly's isn't the most depressing place in the city to get a meal.
 
2013-06-18 04:35:05 PM

ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?


THIS!
 
2013-06-18 04:36:01 PM
If you huff and puff and mischaracterize somebody's attempt at making a joke about a given situation into a "so you think my X is a  joke, then?" stance of righteous indignification, you are a jackass and don't deserve further consideration.

Just because I made a joke doesn't mean you are a joke.  Oh, wait, I take it back.

You are a joke, sir.  Good day.
 
2013-06-18 04:39:25 PM

EvilEgg: How are they not being sued by the big chain for Trademark infringement?


Probably because no one is confusing Paddy's Pub over here with an ice-cream chain.

images.hngn.com

My Dad took me into places like this as a kid and we still go to the crappiest bars in every town, but I don't think I'll be dragging my kids to a smoky cave to watch me pound $1 cups of Old Style and then grab a 22 oz out of the cooler "for the road."

Not that it messed me up or anything.  It was kind of cool, but not something that's encouraged these days.  Bars used to be more kid friendly in that they told you to go play video games and leave them alone while they pounded a few, and nobody worried if you were being watched.
 
2013-06-18 04:39:55 PM
I will give credit where credit is due.  'farking needy kids' on a bill is pretty funny. The sentiment may be questionable.
 
2013-06-18 04:41:38 PM

Rapmaster2000: Not that it messed me up or anything. It was kind of cool, but not something that's encouraged these days. Bars used to be more kid friendly in that they told you to go play video games and leave them alone while they pounded a few, and nobody worried if you were being watched.


They're getting harder and harder to come by. I remember as a kid thinking the bar was magical -- cherries in a freakin' red Sprite with an umbrella? Magic. It was also awesome playing Super Mario Bros. on a huge projection screen.
 
2013-06-18 04:42:11 PM

Rapmaster2000: EvilEgg: How are they not being sued by the big chain for Trademark infringement?

Probably because no one is confusing Paddy's Pub over here with an ice-cream chain.

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My Dad took me into places like this as a kid and we still go to the crappiest bars in every town, but I don't think I'll be dragging my kids to a smoky cave to watch me pound $1 cups of Old Style and then grab a 22 oz out of the cooler "for the road."

Not that it messed me up or anything.  It was kind of cool, but not something that's encouraged these days.  Bars used to be more kid friendly in that they told you to go play video games and leave them alone while they pounded a few, and nobody worried if you were being watched.


But...but  this smoky cave has Busch AND Natty Light.
 
2013-06-18 04:43:22 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Rapmaster2000: Not that it messed me up or anything. It was kind of cool, but not something that's encouraged these days. Bars used to be more kid friendly in that they told you to go play video games and leave them alone while they pounded a few, and nobody worried if you were being watched.

They're getting harder and harder to come by. I remember as a kid thinking the bar was magical -- cherries in a freakin' red Sprite with an umbrella? Magic. It was also awesome playing Super Mario Bros. on a huge projection screen.


My Dad's friend owned this bar called The Sidetrack Saloon and they had both Asteroids and that bowling/shuffleboard game. I was entertained for hours.
 
2013-06-18 04:44:13 PM

dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.



I didn't realize that Florida is in the NE!

Not as "strictly" as you thought.
 
2013-06-18 04:44:39 PM
That's a very poorly-funded charity.
 
2013-06-18 04:45:09 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: The owner stuck up for the waitress? Sorry, but that's an insta-fire pretty much anywhere. I'll put even odds on the two sleeping together.


Maybe they're just a small place and they stick up for each other. I went to a diner and walked in on a customer dispute with her waitress. The customer didn't want to pay for her meal because it came out late and it made her group leave late, despite the fact that the lady ate the whole meal.

The waitress was walking all around the diner loudly mocking the customer. The manager did come out and take the cost of the meal off the bill, but said nothing to the waitress. It's just a local diner and the workers there don't take any crap from anyone.
 
2013-06-18 04:45:11 PM
One time I closed out a bar tab and it was made out to "BROWN GUY"
 
2013-06-18 04:48:30 PM

ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?


When will these idiots get it that it is best to not write down every stinking thought that goes through your head.
 
2013-06-18 04:49:52 PM
Friendly's. Late 60's Early 70's Pittsburg, Kansas. Might still be there. Haven't been back since I checked out of college.
Place had a lot of atmosphere.
 
2013-06-18 04:49:53 PM
I would have circled that on the bill and left no tip, then complained to the management about the waitress. Then again, I'm not the type of guy that's going to bring a kid to a bar to eat, so there's that.

/if they don't cater to under 21, there's probably a reason
 
2013-06-18 04:51:20 PM
If I got that bill, and by dragging my kids out to eat at least once a week I know what Farkin needy Kids are, I would laughed my butt off and tipped the waiter extra.  I would have assumed it was inside joke for me.
 
2013-06-18 04:52:03 PM
Quickly!!  To the media!!
 
2013-06-18 04:52:24 PM

The water was cold: dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


I didn't realize that Florida is in the NE!

Not as "strictly" as you thought.


Ohio takes exception to being described as "northeast" as well.
 
2013-06-18 04:54:03 PM
How about if you have kids with you and you want to stop off for a meal, try the local McDonald's and leave the bars for the grownups.

/farkin' needy kids
//doesn't mean the children
 
2013-06-18 04:56:26 PM
You guys ragging on Friendly's (the ice cream place) can all suck it. Give me their Reese's Pieces Sundae any day!
 
2013-06-18 04:57:55 PM
This article annoys me because the man who took his children there is a complete douchebag. SERIOUSLY? You brought your kid to a BAR...then got mad enough when the server biatched and shared all over the internet. YOU SIR ARE THE PROBLEM WITH THE WORLD. YOUR KIND. YOU. You the guy who brings your kids everywhere especially on a DRINKING run. So..I say...I can't wait till the x wife. BECAUSE you know he is no longer married sees this.
 
2013-06-18 04:58:41 PM
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2013-06-18 05:00:59 PM

Begoggle: Quickly!!  To the media!!


St. Louisan here: Friendly's is a south city redneck/hoosier dive bar that happens to serve food. Why he took his 4 year old kid here I never understand. He could drive 5 or 10 minutes and go to any number of more family friendly places where he could go to watch the game and drink some beer while him and his son ate on Father's Day.

My guess is this classy dad got rejected when he tried to take his kid into Johnny's and DBs.
 
2013-06-18 05:01:35 PM

skinink: Incorrigible Astronaut: The owner stuck up for the waitress? Sorry, but that's an insta-fire pretty much anywhere. I'll put even odds on the two sleeping together.

Maybe they're just a small place and they stick up for each other. I went to a diner and walked in on a customer dispute with her waitress. The customer didn't want to pay for her meal because it came out late and it made her group leave late, despite the fact that the lady ate the whole meal.

The waitress was walking all around the diner loudly mocking the customer. The manager did come out and take the cost of the meal off the bill, but said nothing to the waitress. It's just a local diner and the workers there don't take any crap from anyone.


Pretty much, think of it this way you have a server that shows up for all her shifts on time and some couple that's never been in before comes in with their obnoxious rugrats and you really don't want them back, well...
/Granted corporate business's may very.
 
2013-06-18 05:02:00 PM
Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave.

Keep that in mind when it comes time to tip.
 
2013-06-18 05:03:20 PM
Looks like the yelp.com nazis have attacked.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/friendlys-restaurant-and-bar-saint-louis
 
2013-06-18 05:03:28 PM

MizzouGuy: If I got that bill, and by dragging my kids out to eat at least once a week I know what Farkin needy Kids are, I would laughed my butt off and tipped the waiter extra.  I would have assumed it was inside joke for me.


I like you : )
/People like you were a pleasure to serve back when I was doing that gig.
 
2013-06-18 05:05:04 PM
so you go into a place you know from the start isn't welcoming of kids, and then to thank them for bending the rules for you, you spend a whopping $2.50 for a chicken leg for the kid? Good work.
 
2013-06-18 05:05:38 PM

MizzouGuy: If I got that bill, and by dragging my kids out to eat at least once a week I know what Farkin needy Kids are, I would laughed my butt off and tipped the waiter extra.  I would have assumed it was inside joke for me.


I would have done the same thing.

/almost always tips 25% when out with the kids
//Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in 1000 years
 
2013-06-18 05:08:34 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave.

Keep that in mind when it comes time to tip.


They hate the customers, they hate their coworkers, and they hate their boss, and they hate policies and prodedures.  That's standard workplace behavior.   Except their repeat business and income depends on good service.  So, they'd better fake it.
Also, if you're going to make fun of someone's kids, you might be risking your own health.  Or a bad reputation on a major news network.

20%+ unless they do something really wrong.
 
2013-06-18 05:08:41 PM

The water was cold: dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


I didn't realize that Florida is in the NE!

Not as "strictly" as you thought.


It's an easy mistake to make, what with all the New York and Maryland trash that move down here daily.
 
2013-06-18 05:12:08 PM

mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in 1000 years


That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.
 
2013-06-18 05:13:20 PM
From the comments:


I don't have kids, but I don't think I would have found this funny at all. That meal should have been free.


Serious question:  why should the meal have been free?

Because information wants to be free.  And food is kind of like information.
 
2013-06-18 05:15:54 PM

BKITU: mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in

a 1000 years

That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.


oops

/One small step man. One giant leap for mankind.
 
2013-06-18 05:16:37 PM

mjohnson71: BKITU: mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in a 1000 years

That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.

oops

/One small step man. One giant leap for mankind.


I need to stop typing.
 
2013-06-18 05:18:22 PM

ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?


She doesn't speak Spanish.
 
2013-06-18 05:20:21 PM

" Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."


That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

 
2013-06-18 05:20:23 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The water was cold: dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


I didn't realize that Florida is in the NE!

Not as "strictly" as you thought.

It's an easy mistake to make, what with all the New York and Maryland trash that move down here daily.


DOnt foget the trash from Ohio and Michigan too. Then theres the late start to the summer heat, usually something I wouldnt complain about, but it kept the snow birds here and extra month or so.

We need a new PR compaign for FL...'FL, its already bad enough, please stay where you belong and dont make it any worse.".
 
2013-06-18 05:20:48 PM
Rule #1: Never, ever leave a paper trail.

(Or a social media trail.)
 
2013-06-18 05:22:36 PM
I think the dad, the waitress and the owner ALL come off like douchebags here.

The kid gets off with a warning.
 
2013-06-18 05:23:46 PM

BKITU: mjohnson71: /Wouldn't have thought of taking my kids to Friendly's in 1000 years

That's probably smart, considering that you and your kids will all be long since dust in 1000 years.


Reincarnation, how does it work : )
/Just joking.
 
2013-06-18 05:25:15 PM
It's still amazing that we're such a sensitive society now that this was a national news story within 24 hours. Hell, it's on the main page of CNN.com right now.
 
2013-06-18 05:25:39 PM
This is the difference between a local pub and a national chain.

If it's a national chain, the PR department would inform us after two days that "The employee in question is no longer a member of our team".

Since it's a local guy's joint, we're informed that "I told Phyllis to erase that shiat before printing the tab from now on.  The customer needs to relax and get laid more often".

I like local joints.
 
2013-06-18 05:26:10 PM

LarryDan43: ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?

She doesn't speak Spanish.


You just about made me spit beer all over my keyboard ; )
 
2013-06-18 05:28:59 PM
Meh, don't bring your kid to a bar and the server is a coont.
 
2013-06-18 05:29:01 PM
Yeah stupid mistake, and the waitress should feel bad and be reprimanded, maybe even fired, but get over it.  As if you've never joked about someone you didn't really know behind their backs.  Your kids probably were needy.  Sometimes the truth sucks.
 
2013-06-18 05:29:54 PM

fo_sho!: I think the dad, the waitress and the owner ALL come off like douchebags here.

The kid gets off with a warning.


I fail to see how the owner is a douchebag. What did you want him to do? Fire the server on the spot for a dumb joke? That'd be an overreaction to what was clearly a joke that got farked up. The little snowflake wasn't in any way wounded by it, and nor was dad. What else should the owner have done? Bent to his knees and fellated the guy? Given him freebies for a month? The guy brought his damned snowflake to a sports BAR that is for over 21s. He needs to man up and admit he is just as responsible as the server was, if not more so.

The only thing the owner did wrong is letting the kid in at all. And I say that as somebody with a four year old snowflake of my own.
 
2013-06-18 05:30:21 PM
Just coincidence, but that's what I was arrested for when I worked at the shelter.
 
2013-06-18 05:31:30 PM
As far as a joke goes it's not making a lot of sense.  Maybe it was how they looked, or something?  I don't know.  That just sounds like something better could have been used.
 
2013-06-18 05:31:32 PM
My dad took me to dive bars. And I love him for that. My darts, shuffle board (everyone liked playing with the sand a little, not just kids), and Keno skills are awesome.

If your kids are good and you called ahead, whatever. That's cool.

If your kids suck...just...just stop.

"Farking needy kids"...dad should have thought that was kind of funny.
 
2013-06-18 05:32:06 PM
No man wants to hear his kids are dicks on Father's Day.

But it happens.
 
2013-06-18 05:35:48 PM

endmile: vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.

THIS. I have been living in upstate NY for a couple of years now. Friendly's farking sucks. And they are not friendly.


The one in Clifton Park is good.  I've always found their ice cream sundaes divine.
 
2013-06-18 05:35:52 PM
It sounds like the "strict" over 21 rule needs to be shored up a bit. If the kid was a peripheral pain in the ass and I happened to be in that miserable dive at the time I'd already hate my life enough without having to listen to that little farker too.
 
2013-06-18 05:36:35 PM
1)    Dad sounds like a Farking needy Dad. ... He needs STFU, stop whining (wanting his meal for free) and to grow some balls

2)    If I got that check (If I had farking needy kids), I would have written farking needy waitress in the tip area, and been done with it,

3)   They need Yelp reviews about Yelp. One site I would never go for advice on anything
 
2013-06-18 05:39:25 PM

mjohnson71: Looks like the yelp.com nazis have attacked.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/friendlys-restaurant-and-bar-saint-louis


I have a feeling the people that would go to Friendly's don't even know what a Yelp is.
 
2013-06-18 05:40:18 PM

skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.


I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).
 
2013-06-18 05:41:37 PM

dabbletech: Just coincidence, but that's what I was arrested for when I worked at the shelter.


Heh heh heh
 
2013-06-18 05:43:41 PM

gweilo8888: fo_sho!: I think the dad, the waitress and the owner ALL come off like douchebags here.

The kid gets off with a warning.

I fail to see how the owner is a douchebag. What did you want him to do? Fire the server on the spot for a dumb joke? That'd be an overreaction to what was clearly a joke that got farked up. The little snowflake wasn't in any way wounded by it, and nor was dad. What else should the owner have done? Bent to his knees and fellated the guy? Given him freebies for a month? The guy brought his damned snowflake to a sports BAR that is for over 21s. He needs to man up and admit he is just as responsible as the server was, if not more so.

The only thing the owner did wrong is letting the kid in at all. And I say that as somebody with a four year old snowflake of my own.


You. I like you.
 
2013-06-18 05:58:37 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Rapmaster2000: Not that it messed me up or anything. It was kind of cool, but not something that's encouraged these days. Bars used to be more kid friendly in that they told you to go play video games and leave them alone while they pounded a few, and nobody worried if you were being watched.

They're getting harder and harder to come by. I remember as a kid thinking the bar was magical -- cherries in a freakin' red Sprite with an umbrella? Magic. It was also awesome playing Super Mario Bros. on a huge projection screen.


Yeah.  Especially the bowling alley bar!
 
2013-06-18 05:59:03 PM

megarian: skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).


Just be consoled that evil people like that if they are right about their religion will burn in hell and if their wrong lol they get nothing. I hated working Sundays during the day those people that came in after church were the worst people I had all week and cheap as hell when it came to tips if they believed in them that is.
 
2013-06-18 06:01:50 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).

Just be consoled that evil people like that if they are right about their religion will burn in hell and if their wrong lol they get nothing. I hated working Sundays during the day those people that came in after church were the worst people I had all week and cheap as hell when it came to tips if they believed in them that is.


Don't "believe in" tipping? Whatever. I can get over it and still serve you when you come in and make everything pleasant. No tip + one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.
 
2013-06-18 06:04:34 PM

megarian: tinfoil-hat maggie: megarian: skinink: " Attention customers: waiters, serves, bartenders, and pretty much the entire restaurant staff hate you. They dread when you come in, and they talk shiat about you when you leave."
That's not true. I had some great customers and got along great. They weren't difficult to take care of and on top of it their tips were decent. The people you refer to are the ones who come in and act like jerks and behave as if you're their personal manservant.

I was a waitress from 16 until 19, then a bartender (between a few "big kid" jobs because college is farking expensive) from 19 until recently (I'm 26). I had many customers that I looked forward to seeing. Some made my day. I also remember this one super religious guy that would come in with his 6 kids, run up a $300 bill, and tip $0. And I always had to take them because I knew what he wanted (he was very particular and his kids were assholes). He sucked. And I went out of my way to try to make his meal enjoyable...but he never tipped. Not me. Not anyone in the surrounding bars/restaurants. I will never forget that douche.

But for the most part, everyone was nice. The kids were pretty good. And I liked my job(s).

Just be consoled that evil people like that if they are right about their religion will burn in hell and if their wrong lol they get nothing. I hated working Sundays during the day those people that came in after church were the worst people I had all week and cheap as hell when it came to tips if they believed in them that is.

Don't "believe in" tipping? Whatever. I can get over it and still serve you when you come in and make everything pleasant. No tip + one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.


I worked at a restaurant that was across the street from the Southern Baptist national convention. Yea, I hope they all burn in there personal hells.
 
2013-06-18 06:10:04 PM

dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


Huh, they have Friendly's in FL.  We are talking about the ice cream and burger place right?  Ive got one that is like 10 miles away.
 
2013-06-18 06:11:13 PM

megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.


Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.
 
2013-06-18 06:12:55 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.


They used to slide them on the shelves at the grocery store I worked at.  Can't stand those people.
 
2013-06-18 06:16:59 PM

vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.


This.
 
2013-06-18 06:17:52 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.


I want to put on a ski mask, approach them in a dark parking lot with some kind of weapon and "personal massager" and say "I'll show you 'sinner.'" And run away as they soil their pants.

I obviously have other issues, but you can't say I don't have goals!
 
2013-06-18 06:18:05 PM
mjohnson71:

My guess is this classy dad got rejected when he tried to take his kid into Johnny's and DBs.

Dad Of The Year: After Johnny's, take your son on a quick run across the river to PT's!

/Sauget Ballet
 
2013-06-18 06:20:14 PM

mjohnson71: Looks like the yelp.com nazis have attacked.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/friendlys-restaurant-and-bar-saint-louis

1 reviewBryan W.Scottsdale, AZ

6/18/2013 The staff are a bunch of rude jerks.  I'll never go back. skip this place.

Sure.  Whatever, Bryan W. from Scottsdale, AZ.
 
2013-06-18 06:28:06 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.


The ones I see in the restroom are usually at the bottoms of the urinals.
 
2013-06-18 06:29:09 PM
But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.
 
2013-06-18 06:32:24 PM

HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.


Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?
 
2013-06-18 06:41:13 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: The owner stuck up for the waitress? Sorry, but that's an insta-fire pretty much anywhere. I'll put even odds on the two sleeping together.


Of course he did! What's he supposed to do, fire her for making a mistake? It's a lot harder and more expensive to find a good waitress than to find another bad customer. Firing employees is bad business, it would be the boss equivalent of what the waitress did.
 
2013-06-18 06:44:26 PM
What do people not understand about NOT putting shiat like this in writing?

It's ok to walk back to the kitchen and biatch about pain in the ass customers to the cooks, busboys, et al. It's stupid to type that sentiment into a work computer. And even stupider to not read the farking thing before you hand it to the customer.

But it does provide amusement for the rest of us, so there's that.
 
2013-06-18 06:58:33 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?


No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?
 
2013-06-18 07:00:30 PM

catmandu: ytterbium: Why didn't she just biatch about them in the kitchen like normal waitstaff do?

When will these idiots get it that it is best to not write down every stinking thought that goes through your head.


FARK!
 
PJ-
2013-06-18 07:08:03 PM

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?


Yes.
 
2013-06-18 07:10:35 PM

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?


Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.
 
2013-06-18 07:11:29 PM

PJ-: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Yes.


Then enlighten me.
 
2013-06-18 07:12:05 PM
Wasn't farking needy kids Jimmy Savile's act? I'm pretty sure that's not something you should put on the bill...
 
2013-06-18 07:12:19 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.


Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?
 
2013-06-18 07:19:40 PM

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.

Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?


They were the only ones in the bar with needy kids?
 
2013-06-18 07:21:25 PM

HeartBurnKid: Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?


The reason is, she was stressed out, and forced to be nice to someone that was making her suffer. So she made a mistake. Burn the witch!

The dad should have saved it as a badge of honor, it makes a good story for the bar, and if he's honest with himself his kids are needy. Profanity is not that offensive, it's a shared delusion that we pretend to be offended by it if we think it will get someone in trouble. Otherwise, who cares enough about the f word to go to the media? The dude is a whiny biatch and the waitress is probably a cool lady I would like to hang out with.

Case closed!
 
2013-06-18 07:23:07 PM
Looks fake to me. As someone who has been in the restaurant industry for 16 years, very rarely do you ever find an establishment that doesn't use table numbers even for their bar tables. The only instance is usually a bar check (because patrons are not only seated at bar seats, but standing as well). What's more, the server's name just says "server" not a name. Again, the only time you ever see that is if it's a generic bar log-in for bar tenders. I'm thinking hoax for publicity.
 
2013-06-18 07:31:59 PM
JUST TO CLARIFY:  THE FRIENDLYS THAT INSULTED THE CUSTOMER'S KID IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE CHAIN OF PROTO-DENNYS ICE CREAM PARLOR/RESTAURANTS.

IT IS A TOTALLY SEPARATE ENTITY.


I take any attack on the Friendlys (ice cream place) very seriously, because they have a link sausage sandwich that cures hangovers like magic.  Magic, I tell you!
 
2013-06-18 07:33:47 PM

tallen702: Looks fake to me. As someone who has been in the restaurant industry for 16 years, very rarely do you ever find an establishment that doesn't use table numbers even for their bar tables. The only instance is usually a bar check (because patrons are not only seated at bar seats, but standing as well). What's more, the server's name just says "server" not a name. Again, the only time you ever see that is if it's a generic bar log-in for bar tenders. I'm thinking hoax for publicity.


My POS always said my name. If you were a server, it was mandatory (unless there was a big event). It had the option of adding a table number if you were a manager, bartender, or if we were behind an couldn't close out tables fast enough (MSU VS UM games never had table numbers, only the last four digits of their credit card or ID#). But everywhere is different.
 
2013-06-18 07:33:56 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.

Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?

They were the only ones in the bar with needy kids?


According to TFA, he was the only one in the bar with kids at all.  You'd think "KIDS" would be sufficient without the passive-aggressive insult.
 
2013-06-18 07:34:08 PM

tallen702: Looks fake to me. As someone who has been in the restaurant industry for 16 years, very rarely do you ever find an establishment that doesn't use table numbers even for their bar tables. The only instance is usually a bar check (because patrons are not only seated at bar seats, but standing as well). What's more, the server's name just says "server" not a name. Again, the only time you ever see that is if it's a generic bar log-in for bar tenders. I'm thinking hoax for publicity.


Or they're a bar.
 
2013-06-18 07:35:50 PM

mccallcl: HeartBurnKid: Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?

The reason is, she was stressed out, and forced to be nice to someone that was making her suffer. So she made a mistake. Burn the witch!

The dad should have saved it as a badge of honor, it makes a good story for the bar, and if he's honest with himself his kids are needy. Profanity is not that offensive, it's a shared delusion that we pretend to be offended by it if we think it will get someone in trouble. Otherwise, who cares enough about the f word to go to the media? The dude is a whiny biatch and the waitress is probably a cool lady I would like to hang out with.

Case closed!


I took it this way: She took their order, Dad didn't order food for his child, then the kid was hungry, of course, so Dad ordered a tiny little bit of food for the kid. And the waitress was like, "farking needy kid! Imagine, wanting to eat lunch when you're in a restaurant with your father!"

Complete sarcasm, and more a snark on Dad being a selfish jerk than anything else. She wasn't saying the kid was needy; she was saying the opposite, and that Dad should've ordered him something up front.
 
2013-06-18 07:38:47 PM

mjohnson71: Looks like the yelp.com nazis have attacked.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/friendlys-restaurant-and-bar-saint-louis


THE SLACKTIVISTS HAVE MOBILIZED!
 
2013-06-18 07:40:56 PM

mccallcl: HeartBurnKid: Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?

The reason is, she was stressed out, and forced to be nice to someone that was making her suffer. So she made a mistake. Burn the witch!

The dad should have saved it as a badge of honor, it makes a good story for the bar, and if he's honest with himself his kids are needy. Profanity is not that offensive, it's a shared delusion that we pretend to be offended by it if we think it will get someone in trouble. Otherwise, who cares enough about the f word to go to the media? The dude is a whiny biatch and the waitress is probably a cool lady I would like to hang out with.

Case closed!


Remind me not to go to your restaurant.  Or rather, to go and not tip.
 
2013-06-18 07:42:05 PM

mjohnson71: yelp


Ha, those yelp reviews are amusing:

Not entirely friendly.......
Had a Groupon for two chicken dinners and two drinks.  Walked in on a Wednesday.  The waitress walked right past us...even when I said "Excuse me".  Finally an older woman, owner or regular I don't know, approached us and told us to have a seat anyway, whether in the bar, dining room, side room, or patio.  We chose the dining room.
It took a while for the waitress (same one that ignored me before) to acknowledge we were sitting and waiting.  When she finally came over, I told her we had the groupon.  My friend asked if they accepted credit cards, and she said the didn't.  They do have an ATM onsite though.  Anyway...she then disappeared.  Ten minutes later she came back and asked if we had decided to stay??  I asked her if one of us told her we were leaving??  I'm not sure where that came from....
So she took our drink orders.  They have a lot on tap, including some craft beers.  This gave them an extra star for me.   The menu is very informal.  This is more of a bar than a restaurant is the impression I got. We ordered our chicken dinners (half a chicken and two sides each) and a sampler appetizer platter.  Nothing fancy, a bunch of fried stuff.  Typical bar type food.
It took what seemed like a long time for the appetizer to come out...and then they chicken came very shortly after.  Seems it should not have taken that long for the appetizer, which was served in a paper tray, to come out.  But whatever, my friend and I were enjoying our drinks and people watching.   (Always great people watch in South City.  I'm pretty sure the people at the next table we cultivating an affair of some sort as she had a ring on her hand, and he did not. And the body language was more intimate than you would see with most married couples.  Plus she later traded tongue kisses with someone else in this party of four.  But...I digress back to my review.)
The chicken dinner....is huge.  I will say, it was delicious.  I had the slaw and the onion rings as my sides.  Nothing amazing here.  Onion rings were good, served in a paper tray.  The slaw was served in a small bowl like those we were served in elementary school.  The chicken was on a separate plate and consisted of a leg, wing, breast, and thigh.  The chicken was cooked and juicy and the breading was crispy.  We both took home chicken leftovers.
Again, I'll say...this place has the atmosphere of a bar.  The dining room we sat in had several tvs with multiple sporting events going on.  Several video games, dart boards, a shuffle board table, etc.  There was some sort of game similar to the drinking game quarters going on...so our dining experience was loud.  There were not many table in the room and most were set for four people and shoved together.  Maybe the other room would have been better suited for dining.  Evidently there is a patio, although I didn't see it.
Overall...while the chicken was good....the service was questionable at best.  Maybe I would stop in for a drink, as it is in my neighborhood.  But with the bars on Morganford and Black Thorn so close...and my experiences in all those being so much more positive....I doubt it.
I'm giving this an overall score of....eh....


What a creepy stupid biatch!
 
2013-06-18 07:51:34 PM

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.

Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?

They were the only ones in the bar with needy kids?

According to TFA, he was the only one in the bar with kids at all.  You'd think "KIDS" would be sufficient without the passive-aggressive insult.


What fun would that have been and what if another family showed up ; )
 
2013-06-18 07:55:09 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.

Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?

They were the only ones in the bar with needy kids?

According to TFA, he was the only one in the bar with kids at all.  You'd think "KIDS" would be sufficient without the passive-aggressive insult.

What fun would that have been and what if another family showed up ; )


It'd be a lot less embarrassing when the father of the farking needy kids got his bill.
 
2013-06-18 07:56:29 PM

HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: tinfoil-hat maggie: HeartBurnKid: But Domachowski also stuck up for the employee, telling CNN she "didn't mean to offend the gentleman and his son," and was "just in a hurry and forgot to take that off."

And yet she found the time to put it on there in the first place.

Never worked in a bar/restaurant have you?

No, I haven't (though I have done customer service).  Am I missing some profound insight that somehow makes biatchiness like this completely acceptable?

Done both, hated both BTW. Anyway the only reason to be able to tag a table/ticket is so you know who is whose. It's a sports bar and people may move around so table 34 just doesn't work in that situation. So she wrote and then got slammed was in the weeds and the Fam guy is saying mam we'd like to go now, so she prints it off forgetting how she tagged them and voila.

Is there a reason the tag had to be "farkIN NEEDY KIDS"?

They were the only ones in the bar with needy kids?

According to TFA, he was the only one in the bar with kids at all.  You'd think "KIDS" would be sufficient without the passive-aggressive insult.

What fun would that have been and what if another family showed up ; )

It'd be a lot less embarrassing when the father of the farking needy kids got his bill.


Who's embarrassed?
 
2013-06-18 08:11:54 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Who's embarrassed?


For some reason I feel like you get it, cool : )
 
2013-06-18 08:21:38 PM
I miss cracker barrel.
 
2013-06-18 08:30:40 PM
"So customers with children are a joke?"

Yes, yes you are. Glad you realize that, now move along.
 
2013-06-18 09:10:07 PM

FrancoFile: The water was cold: dletter: thismomentinblackhistory: exick: LordZorch: So, a place that doesn't cater to people who want to inflict their crotchfruit on everyone else is "bad"...?  Too bad more places aren't like this...

Friendly's is an ice cream parlor. Their entire existence is based on catering to kids.

Actually we both made the same mistake. The place is not the franchise, but instead a sports bar...great family environment I'm sure.

As did I.... Friendly's the chain is strictly a NorthEast US thing (I have family outside of Philly, so, I know it from that).  So, this bar in St Louis doesn't likely get into any trouble with the name.


I didn't realize that Florida is in the NE!

Not as "strictly" as you thought.

Ohio takes exception to being described as "northeast" as well.


Ya well, the rest of us have to describe Ohio as "a state" despite our adamant objections... I'm sure they'll get over it.
 
2013-06-18 09:11:09 PM

Vector R: mjohnson71: yelp

Ha, those yelp reviews are amusing:


Not entirely friendly.......
Had a Groupon for two chicken dinners and two drinks.  Walked in on a Wednesday.  The waitress walked right past us...even when I said "Excuse me".  Finally an older woman, owner or regular I don't know, approached us and told us to have a seat anyway, whether in the bar, dining room, side room, or patio.  We chose the dining room.
It took a while for the waitress (same one that ignored me before) to acknowledge we were sitting and waiting.  When she finally came over, I told her we had the groupon.  My friend asked if they accepted credit cards, and she said the didn't.  They do have an ATM onsite though.  Anyway...she then disappeared.  Ten minutes later she came back and asked if we had decided to stay??  I asked her if one of us told her we were leaving??  I'm not sure where that came from....
So she took our drink orders.  They have a lot on tap, including some craft beers.  This gave them an extra star for me.   The menu is very informal.  This is more of a bar than a restaurant is the impression I got. We ordered our chicken dinners (half a chicken and two sides each) and a sampler appetizer platter.  Nothing fancy, a bunch of fried stuff.  Typical bar type food.
It took what seemed like a long time for the appetizer to come out...and then they chicken came very shortly after.  Seems it should not have taken that long for the appetizer, which was served in a paper tray, to come out.  But whatever, my friend and I were enjoying our drinks and people watching.   (Always great people watch in South City.  I'm pretty sure the people at the next table we cultivating an affair of some sort as she had a ring on her hand, and he did not. And the body language was more intimate than you would see with most married couples.  Plus she later traded tongue kisses with someone else in this party of four.  But...I digress back to my review.)
The chicken dinner....is huge.  I will say, it was delicious.  I had the slaw and the onion rings as my sides.  Nothing amazing here.  Onion rings were good, served in a paper tray.  The slaw was served in a small bowl like those we were served in elementary school.  The chicken was on a separate plate and consisted of a leg, wing, breast, and thigh.  The chicken was cooked and juicy and the breading was crispy.  We both took home chicken leftovers.
Again, I'll say...this place has the atmosphere of a bar.  The dining room we sat in had several tvs with multiple sporting events going on.  Several video games, dart boards, a shuffle board table, etc.  There was some sort of game similar to the drinking game quarters going on...so our dining experience was loud.  There were not many table in the room and most were set for four people and shoved together.  Maybe the other room would have been better suited for dining.  Evidently there is a patio, although I didn't see it.
Overall...while the chicken was good....the service was questionable at best.  Maybe I would stop in for a drink, as it is in my neighborhood.  But with the bars on Morganford and Black Thorn so close...and my experiences in all those being so much more positive....I doubt it.
I'm giving this an overall score of....eh....

What a creepy stupid biatch!


Hey.  Cut the woman some slack.  The phrase "sports bar" on the front of the establishment is kind of vague.
 
2013-06-18 09:13:13 PM

Vector R: mjohnson71: yelp

Ha, those yelp reviews are amusing:

Not entirely friendly.......
Had a Groupon for two chicken dinners and two drinks.  Walked in on a Wednesday.  The waitress walked right past us...even when I said "Excuse me".  Finally an older woman, owner or regular I don't know, approached us and told us to have a seat anyway, whether in the bar, dining room, side room, or patio.  We chose the dining room.
It took a while for the waitress (same one that ignored me before) to acknowledge we were sitting and waiting.  When she finally came over, I told her we had the groupon.  My friend asked if they accepted credit cards, and she said the didn't.  They do have an ATM onsite though.  Anyway...she then disappeared.  Ten minutes later she came back and asked if we had decided to stay??  I asked her if one of us told her we were leaving??  I'm not sure where that came from....
So she took our drink orders.  They have a lot on tap, including some craft beers.  This gave them an extra star for me.   The menu is very informal.  This is more of a bar than a restaurant is the impression I got. We ordered our chicken dinners (half a chicken and two sides each) and a sampler appetizer platter.  Nothing fancy, a bunch of fried stuff.  Typical bar type food.
It took what seemed like a long time for the appetizer to come out...and then they chicken came very shortly after.  Seems it should not have taken that long for the appetizer, which was served in a paper tray, to come out.  But whatever, my friend and I were enjoying our drinks and people watching.   (Always great people watch in South City.  I'm pretty sure the people at the next table we cultivating an affair of some sort as she had a ring on her hand, and he did not. And the body language was more intimate than you would see with most married couples.  Plus she later traded tongue kisses with someone else in this party of four.  But...I digress back to my review.)
The chicken dinner....is huge.  I will say, it wa ...


Summary: This is a bar that serves chicken dinners, the chicken was fantastic, but I was too stupid to tell from the giant beer posters in front that this is a bar, so I'm going to keep biatching about how bar-like this bar is, then give it a bad rating, despite having good food, because it's a farking bar.
 
2013-06-18 09:23:07 PM
I promise everyone that as bad as this seems FTFA, in reality, it was much, much worse.

I remember when I owned a McDonald's in the 80s, and right before closing some dad comes in with a 4 year old kid. I explain to him that the grills have already been cleaned, and so if they order anything not in the product bin (the 80s, remember?) we'll have to go through the whole grill start-up thing (and, of course, re-clean it for close).

So the kid naturally orders something we don't have, in spite of us having two of just about everything. So I kind of look at the dad to let him know this is going to take a while. And the dad gives me back essentially a "you heard the kid".

They should have restaurants called "No kids is our mission". Airlines too.
 
2013-06-18 10:19:18 PM
Damn, after reading this thread I want a Fribble™ with a shot of bourbon in it.
 
2013-06-18 10:31:00 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Customer sounds like a giant farking asshole who would eat at a shiathole like Friendly's. fark him. The "split plate" was a dead give away. farking asshole.


FTFA: After ordering a fried chicken dinner for himself, Gibson asked his waitress if she could add an extra chicken leg for his boy.

'Split Plate' would be how they rang up something that wasn't in the menu and made sure to put it on a plate of its own.

And what makes him an asshole, let alone a "ginat" asshole? The fact that he stopped in and got food and his kid couldn't eat a full plate, or the fact that he didn't want his kid to be called 'Farking needy'?

There's nothing in the story that paints the guy as an asshole, and he has every right to be pissed. If anyone's an asshole here, you wear the crown, but can be sure to pass it to the waitress when you're done, and she can pass it on to the owner who can't seem to understand why someone would be offended.

Regardless of your asshole atitude towards kids(Seems to be the trendy thing to hate kids nowadays  glad to see you jumped on the bandwagon), this is completely uncalled for in a restaurant, and is un professional on the part of the waitress AND the owner. I wouldn't go to a place that puled that shiat on their customers ever.
 
2013-06-18 10:37:56 PM
I see where Consumer Reports rated them low for cleanliness, so there's that.
 
2013-06-18 10:46:00 PM
Add me to the list of people who thought this was the ice cream place at first.  Not sure what the big deal is with a sports bar not having kid friendly waitstaff.  If you want a "sports bar" to bring the kids, go to Buffalo Wild Wings or The Green Turtle.
 
2013-06-18 10:57:45 PM

SevenizGud: I promise everyone that as bad as this seems FTFA, in reality, it was much, much worse.

I remember when I owned a McDonald's in the 80s, and right before closing some dad comes in with a 4 year old kid. I explain to him that the grills have already been cleaned, and so if they order anything not in the product bin (the 80s, remember?) we'll have to go through the whole grill start-up thing (and, of course, re-clean it for close).

So the kid naturally orders something we don't have, in spite of us having two of just about everything. So I kind of look at the dad to let him know this is going to take a while. And the dad gives me back essentially a "you heard the kid".

They should have restaurants called "No kids is our mission". Airlines too.


Yeah, there are reasons why final cleaning is done after hours.  I would be on the dad's side in your story.  If you are open, so is the menu.  Yes, I did work at three different restaurants and was always part of the closing crew.

As for the dad in the article, grow up man.  The place is 21 and older for a reason, in some states it would be illegal for his kid to even be allowed entrance.  I would've only complained if there was an actual extra charge for the kid.  There was not, just a line without an additional amount.  If you are that upset, just never go back.  Maybe next time pick a place where the kid will be happy, since that's what dads do.

/without a doubt this is his only kid
//he needs a daughter, that'll teach him
 
2013-06-18 11:03:35 PM

megarian: You. I like you.


I feel curiously validated. And slightly aroused.
 
2013-06-18 11:17:48 PM

gweilo8888: megarian: You. I like you.

I feel curiously validated. And slightly aroused.


Excellent. Excellent.

Soon you will feel sleepy. You will wake up in an abandoned '97 Grand Am. Don't call the police.
 
2013-06-18 11:28:04 PM

megarian: Excellent. Excellent.

Soon you will feel sleepy. You will wake up in an abandoned '97 Grand Am. Don't call the police.


Again? So soon?

Ah, who am I to argue. I'll do the restraints up myself, shall I?
 
2013-06-18 11:31:42 PM

gweilo8888: megarian: Excellent. Excellent.

Soon you will feel sleepy. You will wake up in an abandoned '97 Grand Am. Don't call the police.

Again? So soon?

Ah, who am I to argue. I'll do the restraints up myself, shall I?


Na, I got it. You've done good.
 
2013-06-18 11:37:15 PM

EvilEgg: How are they not being sued by the big chain for Trademark infringement?


Trademarks on ordinary words are regional.  Friendly's the chain doesn't do business in that part of the country.
 
2013-06-19 01:01:31 AM

FrancoFile: The My Little Pony Killer: megarian: one of those "why you are a sinner" pamphlets? You are a dick.

Assholes will leave those on the countertops and in the restroom at my work. I pick them all up and throw them away before real customers can see.

They used to slide them on the shelves at the grocery store I worked at.  Can't stand those people.


You likely had a "No Soliciting" sign out front. It's a shame that the management didn't ban them for violating that and laugh as they muttered about freedom of religion and being oppressed.
 
2013-06-19 02:55:23 AM

megarian: gweilo8888: megarian: Excellent. Excellent.

Soon you will feel sleepy. You will wake up in an abandoned '97 Grand Am. Don't call the police.

Again? So soon?

Ah, who am I to argue. I'll do the restraints up myself, shall I?

Na, I got it. You've done good.


I aim to please. Even when unconscious.
 
2013-06-19 08:38:35 AM

endmile: vernonFL: I also thought it was the ice cream place. I used to love going there when I was little. Now that I know better, I don't go there anymore.

Its on par with Denny's as far as atmosphere and quality go.

THIS. I have been living in upstate NY for a couple of years now. Friendly's farking sucks. And they are not friendly.



Fribble
 
2013-06-19 10:47:20 AM

firefly212: Summary: This is a bar that serves chicken dinners, the chicken was fantastic, but I was too stupid to tell from the giant beer posters in front that this is a bar, so I'm going to keep biatching about how bar-like this bar is, then give it a bad rating, despite having good food, because it's a farking bar.


Bingo. Basically, the entirety of south St. Louis has these little neighborhood pubs that have managed to stay open for freakin ever. While some of them have gone more upscale where areas have been gentrified, there's still plenty that were probably serving beer in buckets at the turn of the LAST century where there's three generations of regulars in the place.

Now, a lot of them serve some sort of food, because that's what it takes to get a liquor license and/or a 3:00 AM license in St. Louis, but there's also a bunch that serve nothing more than frozen pizzas, so that they can still be smoking inside. This sort of place is just a hole-in-the-wall dive bar that happens to have a chicken dinner on the menu. I have no idea why any dad would be bringing his small child there on Father's Day, especially coming from the Botanical Gardens past all of the other more suitable options.
 
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