have you ever had trouble ordering at a resturant , i was at a thai resturant and asked if i could have the soup with out the prawns! they said " no sorry that s how it comes!" i have had this happen alot at resturants , any one eles?what did you order?
The only places where I've ever had problems were where the meals were already prepared. This tends to happen mostly at fast food places, like McDonald's where salads and such are premade, much more often than at restaurants. I think people requesting menu items without certain ingredients because of pickiness is fairly common, though, so I'm surprised to hear that you've had problems with it often.
I would think they just make a huge batch at chain type restaurants and thats just how it is for things like soup. At restaurants like that I just ask for a veggie wrap for a vegan meal. Too bad the lettuce, tomato, & pickles or cucumbers in it is charged the same as an $8 - $10 "crispy chicken wrap." -_-
Every place I've worked always made all of the soup all at once and then kept it heating all day, so soup may be a tricky thing to have changed unless the offending item is a garnish.<br><br><br><br>
Even many chain restaurants can be pretty accomodating.<br><br><br><br>
ETA- sometimes the server is just being lazy and not wanting to go back and ask and then come back and give you an answer bc that sort of thing really can be a pain. But a good server will know how the food is made and what kinds of things can be altered or at least offer to ask. It may not seem like it, but this sort of thing can be time consuming for a server and take them away from their other tables. They have to keep in touch with the kitchen and often nag them so they don't screw up your special meal.<br><br><br><br>
The sad thing is, often people who ask for special stuff are nit-picky type people who will be nit-picky about other things too, and feel entitled and aren't very tip oriented so the server can't win. I had some tables who would say they'd leave a bigger tip for doing something special, but even then, but sadly, for many of these people a bigger tip meant 15-20% instead of 10%.<br><br><br><br>
So I would recommend if you ask for something special, let them know you understand it's a extra work for them but you appreciate it. It also helps to mention that you or your friend, or mom, or whatever is/was a server. That's code for, "I know what a bigger tip means."
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I have problems at chain restaurants, similar to what misq said. For me it's Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday, Chilis, etc. Regular restaurants are much more accomodating.</div>
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