IHOP Compliment - Kudos to our Waiter!
My nephew started kindergarten yesterday, and to celebrate we went to IHOP, which is his favorite place to eat.
After we got seated, our waiter came over to take our drink order. We got our drinks a few minutes later and put our food order in and waited. And waited. And waited.
As with most 5 year olds who are hungry, my nephew started whining and was complaining about everything. Our waiter came over to the table and informed us that they only had one cook in the back, so that's why it was taking so long. He asked my nephew if there was something he could bring him right then, such as fruit or bread. My nephew demanded some pickles, so the waiter brought out some pickle spears to hold him over. Thankfully, that shut my nephew up.
After almost an hour of waiting, our food finally arrived. The food was good and still hot and nothing we had ordered was missing. The waiter came over with the bill and apologized for the long wait. He said he took $8 off of the total amount of the bill. We weren't expecting any kind of compensation for the long wait and thanked him by leaving him a large tip. On the way out, my sister-in-law asked the hostess to let the manager know what an awesome waiter we had. We go to this IHOP a lot and have always gotten great service.