The Joy Cardin Show this morning posed an interesting question: Many diners are concerned about where their food comes from, but do you also consider how a restaurant treats employees when choosing where to eat? The guest was the author of this book, and I found the discussion very interesting. There is definitely one restaurant that I will never return to because of the way the owner treats his employees. 🙂
Nathaniel Hubbard: I will never go to Parma for that reason.
Ophelia Padilla: Isnt the owner of Parma the same man who ran Blueberry Hill Pancake House on the other side of College where the mattress place is now? If so..he is rude. Hes the reason we stopped going to Blueberry Hill & have never stepped foot inside Parma!
Samuel Medina: The Parma owner used to own Wild Truffle. Not sure about Blueberry Hill.
Bentley Harrington: I think it is a different owner
Savanna Steele: Samuel Medina: Heard he was very rude to employees and customers. Court case now pending that he trashed the Truffle portion of the building owned by Manderfields before he left.
Samuel Medina: Julie i heard the same and remember reading all the stories. Im trying not to judge, since we always had a great dining experience at Wild Truffle and he was always really nice to us.
Aubrie Carter: Ive heard even more disgusting things about him!
Samuel Medina: yup same here, but I also read a statement from the fired employees that some of them made stuff up just because they were ticked off at him…. I figure I wasnt there and I dont know anyone personally connected, so I try to stay neutral 🙂
Samuel Medina: Nathaniel Hubbard: that would be really sad – it was a beautiful bar. I know there were a lot of landlord/tenant issues that resulted in the lawsuit, etc.
Addilyn Medina: It is a different owner than the old Blueberry Hill. Parma is owned by the man that used to own Wild Truffle and Serious Burger.
Sophia Patton: Addilyn Medina: is absolutely CORRECT. The owner of Parma used to own Wild Truffle but never Blueberrry Hill.
Mateo Newman: I find that owners that treat employees badly also arent good to customers or are very disingenuous….which is fake and you sense a dysfunctional workplace from the get go. When you see places failing with similar business models and similar caliber of food….you can usually point to this. It isnt just about what they fed you, but how they made you feel when you were there….and employees that are mistreated usually dont do much better in their service.
Clayton Moran: This is why I do not do fast food or buffet restaurants. Cheap food has a very high price.
Elsie Townsend: From the radio discussion today, I was getting the impression that tipped staff at many popular, franchised full service restaurants are actually paid less and treated more poorly than a fast food employee.
Clayton Moran: Elsie Townsend: I should have said restaurants run by corporations.
Emersyn Day: A LOT OF THEM PAY A CERTAIN AMOUNT, WAY BELOW MINIMUM, AND YOU HAVE TO CLAIM ENOUGH IN TIPS TO MAKE THE MINIMUM WAGE. IF YOU DONT MAKE IT SO BE IT. YOU STILL HAVE TO CLAIM IT.
Clayton Moran: Not to mention, doing many jobs that do not generate tips – cleaning bathrooms, scrubbing floors, closing stations, etc..
Emersyn Day: DONT FORGET THE CONSTANT PHONE RINGING.