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Change My Mind | IF YOU COME INTO A RESTAURANT TEN MINUTES BEFORE IT CLOSES AND YOU CHOOSE TO EAT IN, YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE. | image tagged in change my mind | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Common misconception and a lot of small restaurants open and operated by people who don't know how to operate a restaurant.

Restaurants closing time is multi-layered.

- Door close time (no new customers)
- Kitchen close time (current customers last chance to order from the kitchen)
- Final close time (all customers must vacate the premise)
- Staff close time (all restaurant staffs are required to clean up the kitchen and then leave)

Of course a small mom and pop corner cafe is not going to follow this. Then again, they also don't tell you about the rat traps and cockroach motels.
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Wish they have an edit button to edit a post if I want to add.

So typically the "close" sign you read as a customer is the "door close" time, let's say 10 pm. It means by 10 pm, they will not accept any new customers. If you make it 10 mins before the door close time, the kitchen is still open. This time is set as the "last minute" they can allow new customers, but not actually when they close.

Typically in most restaurants the kitchen will remain open for an additional 10-20 mins, usually 15 mins. This again, doesn't mean the kitchen will actually shut down in that time, it means you have that much time to "order." It will shut down after receiving the final order at the end of the kitchen time.

So you get in at 9:50 pm, you are at least 20-30 mins before the kitchen close time. They'll usually rush you to order, so say you order within 2 mins, the kitchen takes 10 mins to make your meal, you start eating at 10:02 pm, which is still well within the kitchen time.

After the kitchen closing time, the staff starts clean up, the dining room, the kitchen, and the manager start doing "accounting" for the day. This is why they often ask you to pay first before your meal comes if you are that late into the night. So while you eat, they clean up and do their accounting.

Let's say the latest scenario with a kitchen closing time at 10:20pm. You order at 10:18pm, it takes them 10 mins to cook your meal. They close the kitchen at 10:28 pm. The would have already asked you to pay the bill, then give you 30 mins to eat your meal. They would close roughly around shortly after 11pm, probably 11:30 to be realistic. Which is very normal.
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Anyways, this is how a typical say average to high value restaurant operates or "should" operate. Doesn't mean all restaurants do. Many restaurant's kitchen closing and door closing time are the same, so once you make it into the restaurant before 10 pm, you have to order right away and they'll make it for you. In those cases, if you are say 9:58, they may just turn you away since it is 2 mins before kitchen closing.

In many lower mom and pop restaurants, kitchen close time is before the door close time. So if you come in even 15-20 mins before 10 pm, they turn you away. This is bad business practice as your posted close time should be the door time. In these cases, the restaurant is the asshole b/c they posted closing at 10 pm, but in reality they close at 9:30ish. A business should operate to serve the customers and provide the time of operation which reflects that.
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A big no no, upvotes agree
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If they didn’t want me to sit down 10 minutes before closing time they should make closing time 10 minutes earlier.
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LOL
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I don’t work at Walmart but just think about it
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Well I know the feeling... but a well-planned restaurant always expects this, and the cooks are only supposed to close the kitchen down at that time, and staff schedules are 30 min to an hour after the closing or more...
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Don't mind the spelling error didn't realize it until it was too late...But this has happened way too much for me...
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True
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Actually had a guy at a Chinese restaurant say this to me whilst holding three menus ????
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I wish I could post this at the restaurant I work at! Hahahahahaha!
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As someone who spent a decade as an executive chef and in food service management, I say bogus. A restaurant properly run understands that as long as the doors are open, new customers can come in and should be allowed to have time to order and eat. Now if someone comes in right before "closing" and eats, then lingers at the table, they are being rude. But as long as they are in the door before the posted closing time ,they are in no way rude to order in, and the restaurant would be rude to rush them. It's all factored in Tim
the times and scheduling. The employees are scheduled to be there long enough to serve late comers.
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If you are bringing your girlfriend to a bar, sit at a damn table! Single guys at the bar want to keep those seats open for the single ladies.
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why is the restaurant even open?
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