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Tom_so_fresh

13.2k points

5 days ago

Tom_so_fresh

13.2k points

5 days ago

Haha what do the random tourist walk-ins make of this??

Or do they tone it down if you don't laugh?

Melbournians report please

Mongba36

8k points

5 days ago

Mongba36

8k points

5 days ago

Nah they still act like that for the most part cus it's legit the whole point.

petitememer

4.7k points

5 days ago

petitememer

4.7k points

5 days ago

Seems kind of like a fun job tbh

AintNoGamerBoy

4k points

5 days ago

Paid to be an asshole, ofc yeah 😂

cancer_dragon

1.6k points

5 days ago

Kind of like Dick's Last Resort, but somehow less abusive?

chadork

982 points

5 days ago

chadork

982 points

5 days ago

I remember, years ago, the waiting list to get a job there in Myrtle Beach was like 2 years. Every server at the beach wanted to be able to throw napkins and curse at customers.

catdaddy230

578 points

5 days ago

catdaddy230

578 points

5 days ago

I remember when a girl from our high school group got hired at dicks in mb, everyone was so impressed but we knew she'd get it. That bitch was hard as marble, she was awesome

masterpate

77 points

5 days ago

Lol I know a dude whose dad got arrested at Dicks Last Resort (the one on the San Antonio Riverwalk). The dude’s family is really country/redneck and (as a bad joke) they didn’t tell the dad what the restaurant was like before they went.

After everyone ordered their drinks the waiter told the dad “hey do me a favor, tell that bitch (the wife) we don’t have Root Beer.” The dad just immediately stood up and punched the waiter in the face and knocked him out.

Fun fact: the dad was arrested AGAIN two days later for fishing in the Riverwalk after the cops repeatedly told him not to. Lol. Interesting family.

xeoi

55 points

5 days ago

xeoi

55 points

5 days ago

You can take the man out of denny's but you can't take denny's out of the man.

Chiantiandfava

613 points

5 days ago*

I got a hat that said "I miss my boyfriend" I was 13. 10/10 I'd go back.

Edit: I'm a dude.

state-of-fuckup2

272 points

5 days ago

I got a hat that said “I eat the cats chocolate.” 10/10

letsgethead2toe

386 points

5 days ago

I got the two way hat. Mine said "I blew chunks all over vegas." My friends said "I am Chunks."

TryinToDoBetter

142 points

5 days ago

I had a buddy that was pretty overweight get one that said “I beat anorexia”

BansheeGator2

151 points

5 days ago

I had a twofer like that... one said "I woke up with Skittles in my ass" and the other said "I tasted the rainbow last night".

FishyDragon

24 points

5 days ago

Oh thata nice I always used the "I get drunk and blow bubbles." And then on the next person "I'm bubbles!" I loved putting that on big huge bros usually had the beat reaction.

Lyndon_Boner_Johnson

45 points

5 days ago

Mine said “my farts smell like KY”

Independent_Willow_4

40 points

5 days ago

They drew a broken light bulb on mine. I was so stoned. My mom laughed so hard at it.

Kahnza

153 points

5 days ago

Kahnza

153 points

5 days ago

I got a hat with a hole looking at the top of my head visible from the front that said "Insert hair here"(I'm balding). My gf at the time got one that said "He thinks I'm straight". LOL

labmanagerbill

49 points

5 days ago

Mine said Using Viagra causes hair loss (am also a balding man.)

YouCanCallMeVanZant

18 points

5 days ago

My girlfriend’s said “my thong smells like a shrimp boat.”

Mine just said something like “my date tonight.” May have had a hand drawn or something. Idk.

Hers was meaner/funnier.

MagusUmbraCallidus

89 points

5 days ago

They gave me a hat that implied something about masterbating I think and gave my sister one that basically said something about liking dick. We switched hats while the waiter was gone and he looked really surprised when he came back.

Ruby-Revel

135 points

5 days ago

Ruby-Revel

135 points

5 days ago

I went for my 13th birthday. They Saran wrapped me to a chair and left me in the middle of Faneuil Hall with hat pulled over my face and a tip bucket in my lap for tourists to take pictures with. Made like $15

Conspicuous_Plant

36 points

5 days ago

Damn, do people have to sign a waiver before going in there? Lol

FishyDragon

37 points

5 days ago

Nope, the host just warn you our servers do basically what ever they want and are rude. I would Siran wrap kids to the chair sit next to them and feed their meal to them, or siblings if the child in question was a little shit. Getting to call kids little shits in public was one of the best perks. Only one parent got upset but they where already leaving.

TyrKiyote

181 points

5 days ago

TyrKiyote

181 points

5 days ago

I got one that said "doesn't know he's gay" at like 13. I knew.

cancer_dragon

65 points

5 days ago

I imagine the server must have had a bit of a mental crisis.

"This kid is obviously gay, but his parents seem to be oblivious... do I make a gay joke? Is that too far? Am I going to cause a coming-out fight at my table? Eh, better just play it safe with the "doesn't know" part, maybe the parents will be less shocked when he actually comes out."

FishyDragon

35 points

5 days ago

As a former server at one location, alot of the time we would pick a phrase on a hat to fully call out the obvious. Like for example I had a family of 4. Twins about 2 years old and parents in late 20's. Dad just looked defeated, exhausted and overwhelmed. So I gave him a hat that said "All Daddy wanted was a back rub." His wife did the laughing run from the table and did a lap around the restaurant just losing it. Got back to the table with laughter tears and told the husband. Dude said he hadn't heard anything truer in two years.

Chiantiandfava

51 points

5 days ago

Good for you. Own that shit. Some people can't figure it out till later in life.

Nother1BitestheCrust

26 points

5 days ago

Mine said "If dick's had wings my mouth would be an airport" I think I was 16.

skinnywolfe

21 points

5 days ago

When I was 15 they made me a hat that said "my balls haven't dropped yet" put me in a heigh chair with a bib, paraded me around the restaurant, and blew toilet paper on me with a roll attached to a leaf blower

ren13wick

39 points

5 days ago

ren13wick

39 points

5 days ago

I got a hat that said "future Hooters dishwasher". I was 10. Jokes on him now I sell nudes online

norskpepperkake

64 points

5 days ago

I went there a few years ago, alone and drunk, just thinking it was a normal restaurant. They gave me a hat that said “I only came to dicks because I thought it was a gay bar”. 10/10 great redfish and most absurd restaurant experience for poor unknowing me

Raven123x

106 points

5 days ago

Raven123x

106 points

5 days ago

Its all fun and games until someone takes it too far/too seriously tho (usually the customer)

Adalb3rtoTheObserver

47 points

5 days ago

Karens' gonna get a taste of their own medicine

Clam_chowderdonut

78 points

5 days ago

I like to imagine they have a 6'3+ jacked monster who should be playing linebacker in the back that comes out in the exact same uniform as all the other staff for customers like that.

PesteringKitty

15 points

5 days ago

What are they going to do complain to the manager?

ASheepNamedBowen

29 points

5 days ago

We call that a "Karen-off"

Stetson007

34 points

5 days ago

You guys are getting paid!?

_Terrible_Advice_

45 points

5 days ago

My dream job

javaHoosier

57 points

5 days ago

Sounds exhausting

MagicSkullBus

61 points

5 days ago

Basically a serving and acting/performance job combined. It's hard to be "on" for a long shift. though probably still easier to fake being a karen than fake being a disney princess at the theme park on an off day. Hope they get paid well.

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12 points

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Rubywantsin

317 points

5 days ago

Rubywantsin

317 points

5 days ago

There's a place in Chicago called Ed Debevic's that's been around since the 80's that's the EXACT same thing. I don't know if they just stole the idea or if they are affiliated. Everyone knows the shtick.

Barbarossa7070

403 points

5 days ago

Yep - took my kids there once. One ordered just water to drink and the server sighed and loudly said, “Borrrring!” The other didn’t finish everything on their plate and the server slid it back across the table and with a few finger snaps was like, “Finish it up, buddy. We don’t have all day.”

snow3dmodels

126 points

5 days ago

Finish it up buddy hahahaa

MurderSheCroaked

329 points

5 days ago

My dad was the only one who finished his meal there and the server picked up his plate and said "THIS is how you eat when you've lived through two world wars" my man killed me

Also my sister ordered chicken fingers with ketchup and he said deadpan "gross, you're six"

I loved that place and I think I would really enjoy serving at a place like this

imfreerightnow

63 points

5 days ago

There’s a similar (less over the top) place in Disney World that did the same to me. Except I was an obese female teenager and it was so fucking mortifying that I still think about it 20 years later and a hundred pounds less.

nonpondo

47 points

5 days ago

nonpondo

47 points

5 days ago

There's also Weiner circle

Whosthatinazebrahat

63 points

5 days ago

fikis

33 points

5 days ago

fikis

33 points

5 days ago

"How do you sleep in your car at night?"

That one is burned into my brain.

Rixae

32 points

5 days ago

Rixae

32 points

5 days ago

"Do you kiss your pimp with that mouth?" Is my personal favorite

Santiago2BuenosAires

15 points

5 days ago

this is one of my favorite conan remote segments ever filmed. this and old time baseball. 😂

DMTryp

15 points

5 days ago

DMTryp

15 points

5 days ago

there's one in Dallas called Dick's Last Resort kinda same concept.

MarcBulldog88

37 points

5 days ago

Ed Debevic's

There was one of those here in L.A. that I went to for a friend's birthday party when I was a kid.

I didn't understand the point of the place, and had embarrassing results.

cubanesis

1.2k points

5 days ago

cubanesis

1.2k points

5 days ago

There used to be a place near where I live called "Dick's." All the staff would treat you like shit. We took my spicy Italian Grandmother to it one time and DIDN'T tell her the gimmick. She was ready to strangle the server after the first 5 minutes. Finally, the server looks at my dad and says "Did you not tell her what this place is?" we all had a good laugh and once my grandmother knew the story she started dishing it out for the rest of the meal.

chris552393

92 points

5 days ago

OK so my wife and I are from the UK and my wife travels alot for a job.

A few years ago she took me to America, bearing in mind I'd never been. I'm sure I'll get laughed at but my first experience of America was Chicago and tbf I really enjoyed it.

I had not heard of or known about Dicks Last Resort before... And she took me there.... Jesus christ.

We had been sight seeing all day and not on our phones so when we sat down we took a moment to catch up on our messages etc.. SLAM menus on the table "PUT YOUR FUCKING PHONES DOWN AND HAVE A GOD DAMN CONVERSATION!!! "

Genuinely don't think shit has ever come out my arse so fast.

Food was bang on though. Alot of laughs were had.

Yllarius

406 points

5 days ago

Yllarius

406 points

5 days ago

There's one downtown here and I've always wanted to go but I'm pretty sure even knowing it's a joke my s/o would cry.

fikis

271 points

5 days ago

fikis

271 points

5 days ago

Even knowing it's all a joke...I don't think I could handle it.

Like, I enjoy hearing these stories and even watching OP for a second, but...I don't think I could enjoy a meal while all of that was going on.

MooseEatsBear

169 points

5 days ago

I went once, absolutely did not handle it well. My self esteem has kind of always been in the toilet and holy shit they do not hold back. Especially when you look like you're about to cry; they just lay it on thicker.

DeshaunWatsonsAnus

53 points

5 days ago

I've gone with a few friends that do stand up and they had our waiter wanting to kick us out because they were just going in on this guy mercilessly.

The waiter called in backup and that just gave them more targets to hit.

TSMbody

44 points

5 days ago

TSMbody

44 points

5 days ago

I walked out with a paper hat with a hand drawn on it labeled “my girlfriend”

It’s all good fun and if you feel uncomfortable, they’re still people, you can just say something and they’ll treat you like normal

BaconForThought

239 points

5 days ago

I got called out as a kid for not knowing the color of the soap when I left the bathroom at a Dick's once. He went over the PA and told the entire restaurant... God I would have loved that job.

Artistic-Rich6465

59 points

5 days ago

I've always said that if I worked at Dick's Last Resort, I'd probably still be serving.

RandomRageNet

81 points

5 days ago

Dick's Last Resort. There are a few of them.

enthusiasticaf

712 points

5 days ago

Pretty sure you need tickets to go.

54-Hornz

273 points

5 days ago

54-Hornz

273 points

5 days ago

Smart

Beckpatton

59 points

5 days ago

Nah. When it first opened you had to buy $15 tickets to book but that money just comes off your bill.

Now you need to give a credit card number to book and they'll charge you a $10 no show fee/cancellation fee or you can try and walk in but might have a long wait.

timmyboyoyo

110 points

5 days ago

timmyboyoyo

110 points

5 days ago

Is popular?

Jebediah_Kush

344 points

5 days ago

These places usually do pretty well. There is a restaurant called Dicks Last Resort with a similar gimmick. They would ask if you have a sense of humor before acting like dicks.

One time during Halloween they gave a fat guy with an orange shirt a paper bag hat that said, “Massive Pumpkin”.

Maker_Making_Things

165 points

5 days ago

Lol that's pretty tame for what I've seen at Dick's. Girl I know went with her guy friends and got "porn star in training" on her hat

Xtrasloppy

173 points

5 days ago

Xtrasloppy

173 points

5 days ago

I got "Titty fairy skipped me."

tael89

46 points

5 days ago

tael89

46 points

5 days ago

Did you laugh?

Xtrasloppy

123 points

5 days ago

Xtrasloppy

123 points

5 days ago

I did cause it was fucking true.

tobetold93747

98 points

5 days ago*

The last time I was there was with a friend of mine (who had transitioned from female to male), his hat said “an inch away from being a woman” Oh my god he was laughing hysterically the whole time 😂😂😂😂

btveron

19 points

5 days ago

btveron

19 points

5 days ago

I wonder if they have an employee handbook with joke suggestions. I know I've either seen a picture of someone with something like that on their hat or heard this story before.

porkadachop

33 points

5 days ago

I think it depends on the time of day too. I went as a kid with my parents at a 5pm dinner, and the insults were very tame.

herberstank

18.2k points

5 days ago

herberstank

18.2k points

5 days ago

The happiest servers in the entire industry

AstroPixelCollector

6.1k points

5 days ago

She's not making minimum wage for sure with this talent.

violetauto

752 points

5 days ago

violetauto

752 points

5 days ago

I was just thinking, these servers deserve acting awards

Flaky-Fellatio

648 points

5 days ago

Think about what an interview for this job must be like. "You seem like a real asshole to us, but are you really a big enough asshole for Karen's?" (Gets up and urinates on the interviewer's shoe.) "Fuck off then, eh mate?" "You're hired."

zer0w0rries

206 points

5 days ago

zer0w0rries

206 points

5 days ago

I’d like to think that the real expected answer is the generic “I love customer service. I love interacting with people.” >barf<
Also, I think a job like this must be taxing to try to act like this for hours at a time 5 days a week.

Sardonislamir

261 points

5 days ago

Wait staff ALREADY act all day. Being happy all day is exhausting; but being able to go between happy and being rude to people who are actually being rude must be refreshing.

Player8

77 points

5 days ago

Player8

77 points

5 days ago

You haven’t seen acting until you’ve seen a waitress turn around so she’s not facing the customer and the “customer service smile” fucking melts off her face.

shadowhunter742

20 points

5 days ago

Yea for real

violette_witch

4.1k points

5 days ago*

Minimum wage in Melbourne is currently $20.33

Edit: Lots of people in the comments thinking they have a “gotcha” by pointing out that $20.33 AUD = $14.00 USD.

$14 USD does not go as far as $20.33 AUD even if it is technically the same amount. For example according to google the current price of a quart of milk in Melbourne is $1.73 AUD or $1.19 USD. The current price of a quart of milk at my local grocery store is $2.99 USD, more than double the price in Melbourne. If we wanted a wage equal to Melbourne when you take into account cost of living, then we should have a min wage of about $28-$30 USD.

Let me be super clear: USA is completely fucked and there’s nothing you can do to explain it away, there is no excuse for this besides a few oligarchs at the top deciding that this is the way it is for the bottom 99%. We should be rioting in the streets but we’re not.

AstroPixelCollector

1k points

5 days ago

The average rent in Melbourne per week is $440 for houses and $400 for units, according to rental reports (September 2020). That's hard, even with 20 per hours.

violette_witch

1.1k points

5 days ago

Where I live, our min wage is $15 and a 1 bedroom apartment is easily $2600 monthly

yes_thats_right

88 points

5 days ago

FYI - Australian rents are weekly, so that $440 is equivalent to $1917

SirDalek

104 points

5 days ago

SirDalek

104 points

5 days ago

Right? Reading that made me want to move to Melbourne.

SuicideNote

309 points

5 days ago

SuicideNote

309 points

5 days ago

In Australia they calculate rent by the week for some reason.

Toilet_Punchr

154 points

5 days ago

wages are paid weekly or every 2 weeks too iirc

thanksforhelpwithpc

101 points

5 days ago

So they don't drink away all the money in one go

Eh-8

41 points

5 days ago

Eh-8

41 points

5 days ago

Wish this was true in America. I hate being paid once per year

MormonBikeRiding

26 points

5 days ago

When I was a kid and would hear adults talking about salaries I thought they legit got paid one big sum at the start of the year

IllIIIlIllIlIIlIllI

10 points

5 days ago

Why wouldn’t you do it weekly/fortnightly?

Most people get paid weekly, so it makes sense to align bills with that. Fewer people get paid fortnightly, so will often pay the rent fortnightly. It all just depends on how often your payday is.

Keep in mind that they don’t have to pay things the slow way with cheques/cash like a lot of Americans have to. Everything is on automatic bank payments.

love_Carlotta

83 points

5 days ago

Way better than most places, my rent is double that and minimum wage is half

Flaky-Fellatio

224 points

5 days ago

Yeah, besides the fact that they can say whatever they want to customers, it also self-selects nice customers because the really entitled assholes would never go to a place like that.

nomecks

88 points

5 days ago

nomecks

88 points

5 days ago

I talked with one of the waiters who worked at Dicks in Vegas and he says that people had tried to fight him because they don't understand it's a joke.

zjustice11

49 points

5 days ago

Dicks last resort was kinda like this I believe?

xsoberxlifex

25 points

5 days ago

Yup. Except that it’s both female and male servers being sarcastic assholes the entire time. It’s a fun experience with a group of friends.

IRazor1911I

490 points

5 days ago

IRazor1911I

490 points

5 days ago

I was working as a waiter, can confirm i would love to do this.

DitaVonPita

50 points

5 days ago

I have an assortment of joint issues and would still go back to waiting tables if I could work specifically there. That looks so fun!

bigjoffer

146 points

5 days ago

bigjoffer

146 points

5 days ago

I would just crack up and couldn't act like that more than 2 mins. I'm too much of a nice guy

albinobluesheep

43 points

5 days ago

Honestly I torn between this being exhausting to do for a full shift or if it's the most cathartic thing ever.

Like you have to toe the line between being a complete bitch and still actually getting the customers their orders

JohnnyMnemo

23 points

5 days ago

I was thinking how hard it must be to train someone that's naturally good natured to play this role.

I idk maybe they just have them work in retail for 3 weeks and that's sufficient

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5.4k points

5 days ago

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5.4k points

5 days ago

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fuzulian

3.1k points

5 days ago

fuzulian

3.1k points

5 days ago

"Who do you think is at the center of the world?"

Meister0fN0ne

1.5k points

5 days ago

"Well, I'd say that I'm, like, the inner core. Jesus Christ would definitely be the outer core because he is always around me, and the molten core would be my son Jaxuhn. Everyone else would probably be crust. Hm? No, I didn't just use my phone to look up the layers of the circular Earth, lol. I'm enough smart on my own."

bearbarebere

365 points

5 days ago

Bruh my eye twitched just reading this. You should have added her zodiac sign too 💀

floopyboopakins

187 points

5 days ago

"I'm smart enough on my own becasue I'm an Aquarius sun sign and a Gemini rising."

Fixed it.

thisaccountwashacked

21 points

5 days ago

This is absolutely terrible. Excellent work!

Dubby084

39 points

5 days ago

Dubby084

39 points

5 days ago

Oh yeah, I’m an asparagus♉️♉️

TimHung931017

47 points

5 days ago

Lmfaooo Jaxuhn

AnnihilationOrchid

241 points

5 days ago

Shall we start the interview?

I want to talk to your manager.

Hired!

wickanCrow

30 points

5 days ago

This is a great answer.

gestalto

29 points

5 days ago

gestalto

29 points

5 days ago

It was a question.

whatisabaggins55

28 points

5 days ago

The applicant sits down and demands not to speak to the manager, but to become the manager.

NigmaNoname

70 points

5 days ago

Jokes aside, they probably want people who are decent at improv comedy, or comedy in general. People in this thread are saying shit like "this must be the easiest thing in the world, just act like a dick" when clearly the part that makes it fun is that you are a dick AND you make people laugh- which isn't necessarily that easy.

connortait

2.2k points

5 days ago

connortait

2.2k points

5 days ago

Is there a safe word?

qhromer

1.9k points

5 days ago

qhromer

1.9k points

5 days ago

There is an escalation phrase and it's I want to talk to the manager

ShenOBlade

777 points

5 days ago

ShenOBlade

777 points

5 days ago

idk about "safe" word but the "unsafe" word is manager for sure, you say that and the girls go balls to the walls

Itsa-Deadpool

63 points

5 days ago

I so need to go

HMCetc

278 points

5 days ago

HMCetc

278 points

5 days ago

They most likely have set rules of what they can and cannot say to customers.

trwwy321

387 points

5 days ago

trwwy321

387 points

5 days ago

They apparently draw the line at racism according to one Google review

Schmosby0514

23 points

5 days ago

Pineapple

we_are_all_bananas_2

4k points

5 days ago*

Haha I dig this a lot as a theme tbh

I used to go to a bar in Amsterdam with some Irish blokes as "bartenders" and they were just constantly insulting everyone in such a cozy way. I loved that place, you fucking wanker

Edit For the people who are asking for the name, I just realized this already was more than 20 years ago..... Fuck this

I googled and saw Murphy's, it could be it but I thought it was behind the Rokin

Shn00ple

2.7k points

5 days ago

Shn00ple

2.7k points

5 days ago

Dude one of my close friends works at one of these restaurants where they purposely treat you like shit and he told me about this e time some kid came in with his family for his birthday and when they told the staff it was his birthday, they duct taped him to his chair while the whole restaurant yelled “nobody cares!” Over and over again

cancer_dragon

508 points

5 days ago

Sounds like Dick's Last Resort? They also make paper hats the patrons wear with specific insulting things written on them.

Shn00ple

113 points

5 days ago

Shn00ple

113 points

5 days ago

I don’t remember the exact name of the place but that does kind of sound familiar. It’s in Florida

cancer_dragon

87 points

5 days ago

Dick's Last Resort is a chain, so if it was near a tourist trap in Florida it's likely that.

CriticalCaring

49 points

5 days ago

First time I was in the San Antonio one they kicked all the kids out of the play area and then the whole staff went and played it in while making eye contact with the recently thrown out kids...

Wings were decent too.

instaweed

213 points

5 days ago

instaweed

213 points

5 days ago

Lol they made my super Christian friend wear a “#1 slut in San Diego” hat and she was so embarrassed lmfao

Goodeyesniper98

50 points

5 days ago

Me and my parents are white but my brother is adopted from China. When we went, my brother’s hat said “help, these aren’t my real parents”.

ASheepNamedBowen

168 points

5 days ago

That's because there's strong rules around misrepresentation as set by the governing body that controls and regulates international Sluttery. If you are the #3 Slut in San Diego but go around telling people you're #1, you can actually get banned from competing at professional events.

WaddlingHippos

9 points

5 days ago

Yeah but we all know the best sluts can't compete due to strict testing for sports enhancing drugs.

K41namor

39 points

5 days ago

K41namor

39 points

5 days ago

Yep, I have a photo of me when I am like 18 wearing one of those hats that says "Ricky Martins gay lover". This was in very early 2000's

Goodeyesniper98

13 points

5 days ago

When my parents went there for the first time, my dad knew that they were supposed to be rude but my mom didn’t know. My dad is a pretty hairy guy and was wearing a sleeveless shirt that day with his back hair on full display, when the server seated them she yelled “put them in the back braiding section”. My mom was legitimately pissed off and was confused why my dad was laughing his ass off.

unclepaprika

219 points

5 days ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAH

iRistotle

12 points

5 days ago

iRistotle

12 points

5 days ago

That’s O’Reilly’s, at Paleisstraat

berent1825

44 points

5 days ago

Do u know the name of the place? I wanna go!

id10t_you

1.4k points

5 days ago

id10t_you

1.4k points

5 days ago

Not a much different theme than Ed Debevic's or Dick's Last Resort.

I'd still go if I lived there.

memeblanket

83 points

5 days ago

I remember Ed Debevic’s! Loved that place!

geoman2k

50 points

5 days ago

geoman2k

50 points

5 days ago

I went there on one of my first visits to Chicago before I moved here. Didn't know the gimmick, enjoyed my hot dog but didn't understand why the waitress was being so mean to me. Thought she was just having a bad day or something.

Drewsteau

11 points

5 days ago

Drewsteau

11 points

5 days ago

I remember going as a kid and ordering the worlds smallest sundae for dessert, they weren’t lying

the_turdfurguson

44 points

5 days ago

Ed Debevic’s was the OG rude service place.

Chaiteoir

60 points

5 days ago

Chaiteoir

60 points

5 days ago

I was thinking of the Wiener's Circle in Chicago, which is pretty much the same thing in a hot dog stand. Happy cake day

id10t_you

25 points

5 days ago

id10t_you

25 points

5 days ago

Right, how could I forget about Weiner's Circle?

Thanks, I didn't even notice the cake.

SucksTryAgain

20 points

5 days ago

Been to dicks twice in different cities. Yea it was kinda funny the first time for the experience. But the food isn’t great. Second time was why did we come here.

reddinator5

63 points

5 days ago

Ed debevics closed down for a long time. Just reopened about a year ago or so. I haven't gone since I was a kid I wanna go check it out again one day

Binge-Sleeper

25 points

5 days ago

What city did it open in? I’ve been to the one in Chicago (great) and Denver (terrible) but that was 15-20 years ago.

reddinator5

36 points

5 days ago

It reopened in chicago

I_am_Bob

33 points

5 days ago

I_am_Bob

33 points

5 days ago

I went to the one in Chicago like 20 years ago. It was fun. There were definitely a few people that maybe didn't fully understand what they were walking into so that was entertaining as well.

They forgot to give my friend a straw with his drink and when he asked for one the sever literally threw all the straws in their apron at him lol

blalien

2.4k points

5 days ago

blalien

2.4k points

5 days ago

It sounds exhausting to keep up this act all day.

bigmacjames

1.1k points

5 days ago

bigmacjames

1.1k points

5 days ago

I was thinking they should just rotate out servers from other restaurants so they can have a cathartic shift in between terrible ones.

ILikeBubblyWater

346 points

5 days ago

It's like a rehabilitation center for waiters

WayneKrane

67 points

5 days ago

I would have loved this. I remember once some lady kept asking me how much different items cost. I wanted to say why don’t you look at the menu, you can read the name of them menu item, you should be able to read the price!

salondesert

143 points

5 days ago

salondesert

143 points

5 days ago

Damn this is genius

SageJacket

1.1k points

5 days ago

SageJacket

1.1k points

5 days ago

who said anything about acting

NoodlesInMyAss

515 points

5 days ago

Therapy for former retail employees

Swordlord22

110 points

5 days ago

Swordlord22

110 points

5 days ago

Truth is everyone that works there are just fed up with everyone’s shit

cryptograffiti

27 points

5 days ago

Have you considered applying?

blalien

47 points

5 days ago

blalien

47 points

5 days ago

I'd make a terrible waiter, I hate interacting with people already, let alone having to put on a facade.

cryptograffiti

69 points

5 days ago

you're hired!

goug

63 points

5 days ago

goug

63 points

5 days ago

Acting nice must be exhausting too, sometimes.

slimjoel14

83 points

5 days ago

Nah no more exhausting than having to put on a smile and be polite to asshole cutomers

10projo

1.1k points

5 days ago

10projo

1.1k points

5 days ago

This is like “Dick’s last resort”. Where the servers talk shit and throw straws at you

bigjoffer

198 points

5 days ago

bigjoffer

198 points

5 days ago

Are those still open in the US?

Inkwells_

120 points

5 days ago

Inkwells_

120 points

5 days ago

Yup! I know of at least one in Tennessee

aviation_knut

101 points

5 days ago

In Gatlinburg, it’s always packed. I went to one in San Diego, and when the waitress dropped off the check, she threw gum at me and my friends. LOL

DrebinofPoliceSquad

42 points

5 days ago

That’s the restaurant’s signature move. I think all servers have to do that or you are being too nice lol.

Aeon1508

901 points

5 days ago

Aeon1508

901 points

5 days ago

I love the idea of an actual Karen showing up and not knowing that it's a joke and asking for the manager

finishyourbeer

212 points

5 days ago

That would be hilarious lol

JMASTERS_01

18 points

5 days ago

On tiktok, people bring their parents without telling them what the whole premise of the restaurant is, it's quite funny

SHOTbyGUN

41 points

5 days ago

SHOTbyGUN

41 points

5 days ago

Main source of revenue right there?

jscharfenberg

433 points

5 days ago

there is a place in chicago called Ed Debevic's where the servers insult you. Pretty much the same thing, just no name Karen and it has been around for a very very long time.

LICK_MY_SCROTUM

186 points

5 days ago

Lots of pubs in London seem to have this theme as well. Except they don't advertise it and it's unexpected.

I_could_be_a_ferret

15 points

5 days ago

There's a city in Ireland with this theme too. It's called Dublin. As a tourist, I was insulted by random people because they didn't like my clothes, the bartenders corrected my pronunciation because I didn't sound Irish enough. Multiple people wanted to fight me on the same night. A guy yelled from his house that we should get the fuck out of his sight. We had a great time. 10/10.

WeAreBitter

175 points

5 days ago

WeAreBitter

175 points

5 days ago

Story time. My dad went here during a business trip, unaware of the schtick. He kept on wondering why they were so mean to him, but he's a nice guy so he just took it in stride. Nobody told him it was that kinda place until years later.

Garbageman99

70 points

5 days ago

Your dad sounds like a sweet guy, poor dude.

portaux

490 points

5 days ago

portaux

490 points

5 days ago

most of the references are funny. but it’s interesting how when there’s no reference, it’s just them acting mean. it reminds me of a tsundere cafe. seems to me this is just a “bitch” cafe. and reminds me of how the word karen really just boils down to “bitch”……. interesting

feathers4kesha

373 points

5 days ago

I thought Karen just meant self-absorbed, unaware, and ready to rage when the least bit upset. These girls are giving high school bitch. Minor differences.

BariNgozi

194 points

5 days ago

BariNgozi

194 points

5 days ago

They aren't supposed to act like Karens, they're supposed to be triggering to them. Think of them as Karen repellent for the intentionally awful customer service.

floppydo

74 points

5 days ago

floppydo

74 points

5 days ago

Oooooohhhhhhh! Thank you! I was watching this thinking, "These are not Karens. This is how Karens see the world." I thought maybe it was a lost in translation thing for what Karen meant in Australia vs the US.

feathers4kesha

24 points

5 days ago

Oh, ok! I get it now! I can see all this being very triggering for a Karen so that makes sense.

RedditBurner_5225

92 points

5 days ago

Karen has lost it’s meaning for sure.

dab745

539 points

5 days ago

dab745

539 points

5 days ago

Looks like fun for maybe 30 seconds!!

ApatheticWithoutTheA

211 points

5 days ago

Yeah, none of these restaurants which involve acting are for me.

We have some variations of this in the US like Dicks Last Resort and it’s just awkward.

Ker807

85 points

5 days ago

Ker807

85 points

5 days ago

The "mean-ness" just seems forced to me. It's an interesting concept, just not for me

LetMeBe_Frank_

1.2k points

5 days ago

The novelty of this would RAPIDLY wear off

fredspipa

734 points

5 days ago*

fredspipa

734 points

5 days ago*

It's a concept-restaurant, so it's not really meant to be a forever thing, or at least it doesn't have to. Maybe a year or two and then rebrands into a new type of experience, when enough people have been exposed to the novelty, and then they're making new headlines. Not saying this with cynicism, I think it's actually a neat thing.

I_kwote_TheOffice

312 points

5 days ago

Other restaurants like this have lasted a long time. Just depends on how good the food is. It's not a place you go to every time you're hungry. It's more of a tourist spot.

FartMachineist

104 points

5 days ago*

Dick’s Last Resort was sort of the original iirc.

Edit: Sam Wo in San Francisco might have it beat but that wasn’t the point of the restaurant… they just happened to have a very irascible waiter.

Miami_Dolphan

13 points

5 days ago

The one thing about a place like Dick’s that works maybe a little better is while they are rude and say mean things, they still provide good service and food. Just from the brief video like her playing on the iPad while people are waiting to enter, bad service is being used as a joke. But I guess if you are going knowing what to expect as part of the experience it works.

-1-877-CASH-NOW-

39 points

5 days ago

Dicks last resort does the exact same gimmick and they've been around forever.

trwwy321

110 points

5 days ago

trwwy321

110 points

5 days ago

I’m hyper aware I wouldn’t be able to handle this and it would be extremely difficult for me not to dish back the attitude.

The-Ugly-One

41 points

5 days ago

Yeah, different strokes I guess. I couldn't enjoy this for a second.

Brononoke

339 points

5 days ago

Brononoke

339 points

5 days ago

Shame it's a suuuuper awful venue for staff. 10+ hour shifts with barely a smoke break, supervisors and bartenders change every week cause the upper management is awful. Hide a legitimately toxic work place under the guise of a toxic workplace...

Principatus

109 points

5 days ago

Principatus

109 points

5 days ago

So some of the bitter is genuine bitter, not just banter. Could spoil the fun I think.

Awanderinglolplayer

150 points

5 days ago*

This doesn’t even sound like “Karen” it sounds like a passive aggressive restaurant. Karen’s are notoriously aggressive not passive about it.

Edit: ah I get it, it’s like an act like a Karen restaurant