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That's my ketchup?
How many ways, can a restaurant serve ketchup?
We went out of town this past weekend, and patronized a few establishments. Would you believe I've come to know of 4 ways a nice restaurant will serve you ketchup!
The evening was getting a little late for dinner, so we went to the nearest restaurant we could find! It was actually walking distance from where we parked the truck:) The parking lot was full, the lighting was dimmed when we entered into the door. We were seated in a nice little nook area...quite quaint to tell you the truth.
So the pleasant waitress greeted us, and took our order. The guys ordered hamburgers and french fries, myself I ordered a caesar salad. When the order came, the guys asked for some....ketchup please? The waitress came back with some nice little packets of ketchup, just like you would get at a fast food restaurant. I thought if they are a 4 star restaurant their class just dropped to a 3:) The men had to ask for more ketchup, this time it came to them in a small round dish with more ketchup packets in it:) Immediately inquiring...if she had a bottle of ketchup she could bring out? She said she could of brought some in some little paper cups, but the big bottle of ketchup was out.
We then had a nice conversation about the ketchup packets, what was the purpose of the packets? Was the ketchup served this way, to prevent the spread of germs...if so it defeats the purpose when the packets are transferred, from who knows how many hands before it got to the table.
Well would you believe...now my antennas were up? The next restaurant I went to the next day, actually had ketchup on the table that was chilled in a regular glass bottle. You know like the old days, before containers were plastic. I thought how nice, I didn't have to ask for it, and then for it to be chilled on top of that. Boy this was awesome, and the hamburger was awesome too! As you figured out I order one this time for myself, even with fries...which I rarely do:) The customer service at this place was extraordinary. I thought, now this is old school customer service. There's a generation of kids now, who have no idea about true customer service is about.
Okay, now the day we left town, we had to stop at one more restaurant? Would you believe 2 of the guys ordered hamburgers again, one ordered soup and french fries. So we were all curious as to how the ketchup would arrive at the table! Funny huh, we are becoming ketchup service condesours:) To our surprise the ketchup came to us, in small little glass bottles, as you see in this picture! The jars are glass too, not plastic, this ketchup is "Heinz Ketchup". Wow, now this is class! Our own perporshoned ketchup jars...they are so cute! Here I am writing a hub about ketchup? I would of never imagined...it would normally seem like such a shallow topic:)
Now that you have read this, you can be on the look out...as to how you are served ketchup, from your favorite restaurant!
Some may call these bottles of ketchup..."the baby Heinz?"