Pardon me, may I speak with a manager?
"Pardon me, may I speak with a manager please?" This is a line heard every day in restaurants across America. It's a reasonable enough request.
The week in ideas, July 22, 2011
Taco Bell expanded on its charitable work with teens, sending them cross country to learn work skills. A New York chef pushes back against Meatless Mondays. A Texas couple goes Whataburger crazy. And Tim Zagat lays out the new rules of dining etiquette.
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