What is the best way to deal with an angry customer who had waited to long for food service?

I'm trying to get a waiter job and the interviewers always ask tell me a problem and how you solved it...Can someone tell me a few good answers to this question that I can use on my job interview?

Asked By: theone111 - 11/26/2007
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The answer they are looking for is this... More
Answered By: Andrew Wiggin - 11/26/2007
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Apologize to them for the delay in service, grit your teeth and keep apologizing while they have their say. "Yes sir, I understand, I'm very sorry and I'll do my best to have your order out as quickly as possible... More
Answered By: CaitlynToo - 11/26/2007
Along with your apology, you state that kitchen had run out of and a fresh batch was made up. Or you offer them a free desert to compensate.
Answered By: Sarah D - 11/26/2007
Keep the drink glasses full, maintain a professional compsure and keep them up to date on the progress of their order. Do NOT take the customers side!!! Do nothing that might get you fired afterwards.
Answered By: bv1999 - 11/26/2007
It depends on the power the management gives you as a server. I use to empower my employees so they would give you a drink or a appetizer. If it was really late we would comp the meal.
Answered By: shell - 11/26/2007
drinks on the house
Answered By: preciouskity - 11/27/2007
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