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And Even More Crappy Service

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Last week, Teri, my Dad and I went to Applebee’s in El Centro and had without doubt our worst restaurant experience in a while.

  • We ordered Samuel Adams drafts and they just tasted bad, quite sweet and the colour was all wrong. We sent them back and the manager bought new ones but they looked identical to me. Dad thought his tasted ok, I was still dubious but we kept them. By the end of the meal neither of us had drunk more than half the glass – they were not good at all.
  • Dad ordered the Orange Salmon but when the meal came they gave him an Orange Chicken bowl instead. We sent it back and our waitress came and apologised, said she had written it down correctly but hit the wrong button on the computer. It took about 10 minutes for the new dish to come
  • Meal over, our waitress came to give us the bill, more apologies. But the bill had a charge for both the Salmon and the unwanted Orange Chicken so we had to get her back to correct it. By this time I am sure she just wanted us gone so she could forget about the whole thing.

So we paid the bill and left. I was a little surprised that we didn’t get something comp’d but maybe this level of service is the norm?

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January 5th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

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