Patrons skip out on checks for a variety of reasons Deciding who39s responsible can be touchy

Patrons skip out on checks for a variety of reasons. Deciding who's responsible can be touchy.

Can you dock servers' pay when customers dine and dash?

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Steve Ells founded Chipotle Mexican Grill in 1993. He calculated that his original pop-up shop had to sell 100 burritos per day to turn a profit. Such an ambitious goal is daunting for a new business, yet not unusual for a restaurant. With such high startup costs, it's not uncommon for new restaurants to run a deficit.

This frightening reality conditions restaurateurs to be highly sensitive to expenses, especially unnecessary ones, like parties that leave without settling the bi

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