Applebees Compliment - Fine dining!
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- I took my family and I to Applebee's yesterday evening at around 7:30pm. It was extremely busy, even considering it was a Friday night. The hostesses and staff didn't panic, get rude or testy. Instead, they remained calm and courteous, and made our wait pleasant.
Upon being seated, we were served drinks immediately, and our orders were taken shortly thereafter. The server was very polite even though he was clearly overwhelmed with customers.
Then the food arrived, and it was prepared EXACTLY the way were ordered it. The server kept our drinks refilled and engaged in friendly banter, but not too excessive to the point where they become bothersome and intrusive.
Upon leaving, I left a generous tip and was leaving when the hostess wished us a good evening, and another held the door open for us. Maybe it was just for that one night, but I have never had a better dining experience in my life. Kudos to that staff, all the way from the hostess, to the cook, down to the bussers cleaning tables.