The 10 Most Offensive Things You Can Do At a Restaurant

YouGov polled more than 1,000 Americans to find out which behaviors from restaurant customers are the most unacceptable. The vast majority agreed on one thing. About 90% said the most annoying thing you can do at a restaurant is refuse to pay for a meal that you ate but didn’t like.

Allowing your kids to roam freely around a restaurant is another big no-no when it comes to eating out, said 90% of respondents.

Debating menu prices with the staff, staying past the restaurant’s closing time and snapping your fingers to get a waiter’s attention rounded out the top five.

See the top 10 bad diner behaviors below, along with the percentage of survey respondents who deemed them unacceptable.

Say they won’t pay for a dish they didn’t like but ate (90%)

Allow their children to roam freely (90%)

Debate menu prices with the staff (84%)

Stay past the restaurant’s closing time (83%)

Snap their fingers to get the waiter’s attention (81%)

Bring outside food or drinks into the restaurant (71%)

Show up 15 minutes late to a reservation (66%)

Leave a mess at the table, such as spilled drinks or food crumbs (60%)

Occupy a table for an extended period during busy hours (58%)

Flirt with the staff (57%)

Toni Foxx

Toni Foxx

I’ve been in radio here in Jax, playing country music for a long time, but I’m now trading my cowboy hat in for a lovely tiara & I’m excited to be on Easy 102.9.

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