‘Ask and you shall receive’. These are certainly words to live by– but when we’re talking about making modifications on a restaurant order, this phrase is more of a solemn warning. Jaded servers have learned the menu back-to-front and are used to customers coming in and changing a few things up, but at a certain point, restaurant employees become fed up with the constant changes and petty pallets of every individual customer. So they’ve come up with the perfect solution to every problem. Overdo everything.
Similar to the satisfaction of malicious compliance, there’s a server-appropriate version called ‘delicious compliance’, where customers are satisfied when their requests are met 500% more than they expected. Using delicious compliance, servers go above and beyond every request by taking each add-on to the next level. Oh, you want a little ranch on the side? How about 45 ranch tubs… You want your pizza with double the mushrooms on top? How about we make your pizza look like the gosh-darn forest floor with how many mushrooms are on it!
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