Do you send food back in a restaurant?

Terri69 Terri69
I never send food back. I'm too afraid someone will do something to the food they bring back. I just won't go back to that place again. Do you send food back in a restaurant?
02/03/2013
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
It really depends on what's wrong. If I get something in my food I didn't ask for, I'll just pick it out. Picking onions off a burger isn't that hard. Not a big deal. If something is REALLY wrong, I'll send it back. I've worked in food service for 6 years, sometimes people who send food back just come off as super annoying and high maintenance.
02/03/2013
hjtee hjtee
Yes, but only for serious things.
For example, my husband and I went to a place in Portland, OR, and he found a sharp bone in his boneless chicken burger. So we told the waitress, and were going to bring out another one. Then, while waiting for the replacement, he found a hair in his fries.
It was a shame, because it looked like a nice place, but it was a bit much. The hair alone wouldn't have been that bad, but add the sharp bone, and it becomes a safety thing.

We never ate the rest of our meal, we just left. The owner was nice enough to give us a gift certificate though, but living in Canada, we never used it.
02/03/2013
xcapricax xcapricax
No im scared they will jo or spit in it. If something is wrong though ill email the store and they send a gift card to me
02/03/2013
Sammi Sammi
I have before, but it depends what's wrong. Steak I will always send back if it's overcooked.
02/03/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
I never send food back. I'm too afraid someone will do something to the food they bring back. I just won't go back to that place again. Do you send food back in a restaurant?
no not really just give me my money back
02/03/2013
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
It depends. Like Lildrummrgurl7 if its something little I can deal, Egg on my burger, I take it off. My medium to well steak, rare, I send it back.

I worked as a waitress through Uni and if you are poliet about it, I am not going to mess with your food, and in fact, I will let the chef to rush it through. If you are rude about it, back of the line.
02/03/2013
married with children married with children
yes, but only if it is totally wrong. I dont go out very often to eat, because I can cook the food my self at home. And do a better job.
02/03/2013
joolie joolie
I don't send food back. Ever see the movie 'Waitng'? Eeewww
02/04/2013
Bleu Bleu
I will. People aren't as careless and stupid enough as to risk their jobs by messing with people's food. Recently I sent food back because it was cold, they microwaved it and I kinda lost it. I didn't tip them.

I will send food back if it's overcooked, cold, not freshly made, etc. But if I can fix the problem at the table (removing something that I'm not allergic to) then I will do it myself. No reason to be like "excuse me, I didn't ask for tomatoes on this" when you can easily pick them off yourself. I have also sent food back if I didn't know it had mushrooms, which I am allergic to.
02/04/2013
js250 js250
Generally no--but it does depend on the issue.
02/04/2013
misterazor misterazor
can't remember ever doing it. but, if it was absolutely terrible, i wouldn't feel too bad about it.
02/04/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
If it isn't cooked right or cold, or if it really tastes bad. I HATE having to send anything back because I was a server at different places throughout high school and college and I don't want to seem rude or run the server to death. I know it's their job and it was mine when I did it to make sure the guest is happy, but I always feel like a pain if I have to send food back or request something more/special. I'm one of those people that avoids complaining when I can and stacks the dishes on the table and cleans it up as best as I can for the server before we leave.
02/04/2013
GONE! GONE!
Generally no. I would if it was really expensive and really terrible though.
02/04/2013
doowop doowop
I do if I suspect meat or animal broth was used. But I don't generally eat at places that don't offer vegetarian menus. Only a few times, one being when I let the server know I'm vegetarian yet the dish came slathered in turkey gravy. *gag*

I hate having to send stuff back.
02/04/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Only rarely, like if something is cold or undercooked and I am always polite about it. I've worked in restaurants. They want to make you happy and if you are polite about it, they aren't going to mess with our food. If you are a real prick, you take your chances.
02/04/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
Yes I have. If its undercooked like raw or well done when I order medium rare. It's rare that I do though.
02/04/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Yes, if needed.
02/04/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
Yes, we do.
02/04/2013
LoveDrunk LoveDrunk
I'm scared they will spit in it!
02/04/2013
spiced spiced
I've worked in restaurants, too. I don't send food back unless it's pretty screwed up. I don't think you've got much to worry about if you send it back for a real reason, unless you're a complete jerk about how you do it.
02/04/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I don't remember sending anything back except once when I was brought someone else's meal instead of my order. More often, I have to mention that they forgot to bring part of my order. And the only time I ever had a bad waiter was at a resort, but I didn't make a scene, I just spoke with the manager on the way out.
02/09/2013
FlightyBroad FlightyBroad
I will if they put meat in my food when I specifically ask for it to be removed. Being a vegetarian can be kinda tough at restaurants and I just hope they don't do anything bad to the food.
02/09/2013
clockwork451 clockwork451
The only time I've ever sent food back is if it's a different meal than what I ordered. I've never actually gotten food bad enough to warrant sending it back.
02/09/2013
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I would if they really screwed up but I rarely go out to eat and I don't recall any instance of having to send food back.
02/09/2013
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
Very rarely. Only if it a major screw up.
02/09/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I don't like the fuss of doing so and waiting for something fresh, but if it's stone cold or completely wrong then I'll do so. I'm not forking over money for something that's not satisfactory.
02/09/2013
bog bog
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Originally posted by Terri69
I never send food back. I'm too afraid someone will do something to the food they bring back. I just won't go back to that place again. Do you send food back in a restaurant?
Not unless there's a roach in it or something.
02/09/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
I never send food back. I'm too afraid someone will do something to the food they bring back. I just won't go back to that place again. Do you send food back in a restaurant?
I do and I expect that I will be treated with the same respect that I treat the server at my table. I'm not rude about it but I do want what I am paying for. Also if the server brings me back the food correctly and in a timely manner I will often tip the cook as well and the server. As a result I have a reputation of being exacting but fair...given that in my town i have trained most of the servers in my years of working they take it with a grain of salt anyhow and we usually share a laugh.
02/10/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I've never done that but probably should have a few times.
02/10/2013
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