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Thu, Oct. 13th, 2005, 02:42 pm
optissima: I don't speak Restaurant!

(If you didn't know or can't remember, I work at an ice cream store.)

Why do eating establishments have such stupid sizes?

-Our shakes come in three sizes: Regular, Large and Giant. This is actually does make a little bit of sense-- they used to have just Regular and Large, then added Giant later. Still, Argh.
-The soft serve has three sizes: Kid's, Regular and Medium. Aaaargh.
-The Deep Freeze (UDF's answer to the Blizzard) has two sizes: Small and Regular. AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

Did you notice that, depending on the item, "regular" could be the small, medium, or large size? Why, why, why?

If you are designing a restaurant and you have a menu item offered in multiple sizes, here's how it works:

-If three sizes are available, you will call them Small, Medium and Large.
-If two sizes are available, you will call them Small and Large.
-If only one size is available, it doesn't need a name, but if you must give it one, call it Regular or something similar.
-If more than three sizes are... no, wait, you don't need more than three sizes. Geez.

If you call your sizes something truly idiotic-- like Cold Stone Creamery, whose sizes are Like It, Love It and Gotta Have It; or snooty yuppie coffee places, whose sizes I've never bothered to figure out-- I get to kick in your teeth. Sound fair?

Ordering food should be insanely simple. Don't make it so I have to learn your special language just to order there-- I'D RATHER BE DEAD!

Fri, Oct. 14th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)

gotta have it!