Premium Essay

Americas Diner

In: English and Literature

Submitted By Larry1969
Words 648
Pages 3
Americas Diner
Lawrence Smith
DeVry University
Dr. Spicer
Advanced Composition
September 8, 2013

Being a displaced New Yorker I have dined at many five star restaurants. Since moving to Western Maryland to say a good restaurant or diner is few and far between would be an understatement. I recently had breakfast at Denny’s, a family diner set in the 1950s timeline. Over the next couple of paragraphs I will evaluate my overall dining experience at this restaurant and go over the service, food and, expense of this particular Denny’s. As with any decent restaurant a hostess is waiting for you at the door so as to seat you upon entering. As my girlfriend and, I were escorted to are seats we could not help but notice the fine art of 1950s style car paintings and, little snippets of memorabilia. As we were seated a smiling face asked if we would like drinks. My girlfriend wanted sweet tea and, I requested a Coca-Cola. The waitress was off to get are drinks and returned without delay in less than two munities. It was at this time she asked if we were ready to order. We both declined as were not ready. That was only the first of four times that I counted before we were ready and, we had only been their seven minutes before we ordered. I felt like I was being rushed out. Then while eating she asked us no less than ten times if everything was ok. I understand that a server should ask the guest how everything is or if the guest needs something but, it felt like this girl was pestering us. It was almost as bad as the food. After a normal twenty mutinies of wait time we were served our food. My girlfriend ordered the super bird a turkey and Swiss sandwich on grilled sour dough bread with French fries and, a side order of mozzarella sticks. I had The Lumberjack slam which is two eggs, two slices of beacon, two sausage links, a slab of ham and, two…...

Similar Documents

Premium Essay

Diners

...strategy the company uses works and if it will be successful for the future running of the company. Any changes we feel should be made we will advise on the best way to achieve the best outcome for the company. 1.1 Eddie Rockets History In late 1989 after travelling throughout America Niall fell in love with the fifties diner style and seen the opportunity to open an American style city diner within Ireland. It was clear to be seen that there was a niche in the market for this type of a business. Eddie Rockets found itself in a market niche somewhere above McDonalds but below TGI Fridays and Captain America’s. Niall himself does admit that he copied a few ideas from America but admits that most of it was his own concept. To this date Niall still produces ideas to tweak the business which can include upgrading diners or the menus or sometimes often just updating the company logo. The menu is also his own invention while the earlier diners had Niall Fortune cooking the burgers. According to Niall himself the business is a cross between “fast food and full service casual dining with price points to match.” It’s a family style restaurant with high end fast food. Following the opening of his first diner more quickly followed suit and business began to boom. However you will not find an Eddie Rockets on every street corner. Fortune is very selective on where the restaurants are open. Eddie Rockets were soon opened in Blackrock, Donnybrook and all across Dublin until he had......

Words: 9403 - Pages: 38

Premium Essay

America

...Sean Bouchard Eng101 TITLE IN THE WORKS Who have we become as a nation? What happened to the real and true American spirit? The spirit of individuality, freedom, and happiness? For too long I have seen this nation become sheep, become beggars, and whiners, always looking for a free handout and when they don’t get it, they whine and blame others, or the elites, for not giving them what they think they are owed. It’s as if America has become a nanny state. It’s because of this that I recently started looking into another way of thought, one that I feel is not just American, but truly human. I’m not gonna go on some rant on how things should have been but on how we can still make them. I want to make you wonder about another field of thought, of another way to guide your life and it may even improve it. It’s the thought of true Independence and Freedom. Most of all, I want you to start thinking. For quite a few years now I have been reading the works of Lysander Spooner, Murray Rothbard, Benjamin Tucker, and Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and the lesser known William Buppert. All of these men have helped to shape my thinking and shape my beliefs (might be a bad thing, but I’m liking the freedom it’s given my mind). It’s given me a power I never truly felt before, the power to live a free life and the power to question. I always felt I lived a rather free life, I mean, we live in a free country right? Freedom to speak, to write, to get a job, to fail? I even......

Words: 2478 - Pages: 10

Premium Essay

America

...America Really Was That Great (But That Doesn’t Mean We Are Now) by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum This article summarizes the way that our government runs our country. In perspective the government made it to where everyone wanted to come to America for opportunities. As a country the government did a good job but is starting to veer away from that. If we don’t do something soon our country could fail. “America's political parties today have strayed off course, Palmisano told us, "because they have focused on themselves" more than on the priorities of the country as a whole. IBM got back on track, under new leadership, by focusing on and coming to understand the new environment in which it was operating and then mobilizing and inspiring the whole company to master the next big change in technology, networked computing (Friedman & Mandelbaum, 2011).” This quote is very accurate as far as maybe it is time for a big change in our government. This article was well written and thought out. The paragraph about Barack Obama could have been left out and the point of America could have still been met. The many examples to say where our country has let things get out of control were great examples and adding more examples such as the healthcare and welfare systems could have been added to make it more complete. References Friedman, T. L., & Mandelbaum, M. (2011). America really was that great (but that doesn't mean we are now). Foreign Policy, (189), 76-78. ...

Words: 257 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

America

...America has been named the "melting pot" of the world. It houses many different cultures, nationalities, ideas and religions. There are Christians, Jews, Catholics, Buddhists, Mormons, Hindus, Spiritualists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Islamic, plus many more. America is unique in that all these religions are represented in a nation that is only 200 years old. And America has upheld, throughout history, that the freedom and equality of religion is extremely important in order for this nation to function as a free nation. The foundations of America were set as a result of England's persecution; more specifically, England's religious persecution. The colonists wanted to create a nation that allowed people to be free. They desired to speak what they wanted to speak, do what they wanted to do, and practice what they wanted to practice... without the government watching their every move. Thus came international religious freedom The first ten amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified on December 15, 1791 as a part of the United States Constitution (Burns 46). In part, the First Amendment guarantees Americans the right to freedom of religion and freedom from religion. The fight for religious liberty existed amongst early settlers and colonists literally for decades, and now, some two hundred years after the founding of this nation, clashes surface between people who seek to establish a “Christian America” and those who seek to entirely eradicate religion from public......

Words: 266 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

America

...I Want to Be Miss America, by Julia Alvarez, addresses the problem of trying to fit in. In the story Alvarez struggles to be an American. Her Hispanic culture becomes a problem with being part of the American society. Alvarez and her sisters try to make themselves fit it into the American society, instead of celebrating the differences of their culture and being proud of who they are. In the beginning of the story the author starts off by saying, “As young teenagers in our new country, my three sisters and I searched for clues on how to look as if we belonged here”(56). From the first sentence, it shows Alvarez is trying to change her appearance and the way she acts, in order for her to fit in. I do not identify with her strong need to change her appearance and the way she acts for her to fit in. I also come from a Hispanic culture and unlike her I have never tried to change to make me seem as if I belonged in the United States. I’ve been always proud of my culture and I have never tried to hide it. I have always tried to be myself and for me that has worked because I never have felt as if I don’t fit in. That does not mean I haven’t changed through the years of living in the United States, but not because I was trying to fit in. For example, since the first day I heard hip-hop music I haven’t stop listening to it. I haven’t stop listening to it not because most everyone in the United States like it but because I like it. One of the reasons people are not motivated to......

Words: 625 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

Finer Diner Sales Proposal

...Statistical Analysis Results for The Finer Diner Sales Proposal Introduction Cost, time and prospect is the tools used to base effective business decisions. Calculating time cost, money cost, and return on forecast, all are based on data mining, marketing research, information analysis and findings. Statistics is way to finding the answer. Statistics – The Method of Organizing Data Generally, statistics is a set of disciplines to analyze quantitative information. Statistics entails all aspects of information: comprehending, collecting, communicating, organizing, and interpreting. All of these are the key reference for forecasting consequences or decision making. Thus, it permits us to estimate the extent of our errors. Purchasing a Business It is not an easy task or decision to purchase a business. Before the final decision is made there are many things to consider. To start with, what exactly do you want to achieve? For whatever reason, you must be sure that it is something that you are ready to devote a large amount of time and energy too. Otherwise, you might be trapped into doing something that you loathe. You must ask yourself how far you are ready to commit. How much of your own time, energy, and money are you willing to sacrifice? Finer Diner Sales Proposal The owner of the Finer Diner submitted a proposal to you in hopes of selling the business to you. His asking price is $250,000.......

Words: 1152 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay

America

...America Before And After 9/11 Last month NEWSWEEK put out a special issue about our “new” new world. The editorialist says: “TV is now reality-TV, eating rats and bungee jumping doesn’t seems so compelling anymore; with real news to cover, the media gives an added bonus: Enron. Yes but we will never forgot 09/11. As we count the time from Jesus birth, BC – before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini (lat), a new line is now written on the history scroll: 9/11. And the media confirm this new kind of accounting: before 9/11 and after 9/11. Two different edges. In the same issue, NEWSWEEK give us a 22 year-old Rachel Newman confession. She came to New York three years ago to be “a guitar musician in rebellion” against the establishment, like her mother, a ’69 Woodstock veteran. She had herself tattooed, crying: “I would have told you I was a musician, a poet, an artist,… a woman, a lesbian, and a Jew”. That morning, stepped out of the shower in her Brooklyn apartment to watch the second plane barrel into the South Tower. She confess: “In that moment, the world as I had known it was redefined. Weeks ago all I could think of was how to write a good rap… Now is the time to talk with God about my soul and find the meaning of the life because everything has changed. Yes, everything has changed. This refrain has become as common in the post 9/11 world as the Dow Jones level for a broker. For decades, Americans have been paralyzed by intellectual, moral, and religious......

Words: 1056 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay

America

...in 2015? The first impression that surprised me was how the man from Britain talked about how much he admired America for practicing the freedom of speech so religiously. This surprised me because I did not know that other countries lacked this, especially the U.K. being so advanced and having more tools than we do as Americans to make a change. It also surprised me how he said that Americans are bad at geography. I think this is un fair because Europe is very small and there are a lot of countries that complete Europe and it is impossible for someone to remember them all. Another comment that surprised me from the British perspective was how he thought all Americans were nice when I clearly thought that our country was known for its rudeness. Another surprising thing was how he thought New York was safe when there are so many mugging situations that occur there and especially how unsafe it is at night. Out of the “Arab Impressions of America,” the comment by Talal about how he thought that Iraq was more better than American. This surprised me because I thought Iraq was a constant war zone and that he would be happy to be away from that but apparently not. It is surprising to know that these perspectives of America exist. In addition to surprising perspectives of America, there were ones I agreed with too. The first comment I agreed with was how people in America are responsible for their own body shape. The first comment about this is by the man from the U.K. He talked......

Words: 575 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

Family Diner Marketing Communications Plan

...Family Diner Marketing Communications Plan Dawn G. Smith Grantham University BA330: Marketing Communications Angela Au December 1, 2015 Family Diner Communication Plan Executive Summary The Family Diner’s mission is to ensure that no family goes hungry, that each and every family has an enjoyable dining experience and the food served is of the finest quality to help build strong healthy families in the community. Along that line the Family Diner is committed to buying locally grown produce supporting the farm to fork movement in the area, providing an atmosphere that promotes family togetherness and that each family member leaves the diner feeling full and satisfied. The Family Diner’s staff supports the diner’s mission by greeting each customer as they are part of the family, supporting the homey atmosphere and treating each customer as if they never left the comfort of their own dining room. The Family Diner was founded by the Smith family in the early 1950’s and has been located in the same spot off of Route 66 ever since. The original owners have since passed away and left the diner to relatives. The relatives have never owned a diner before; however, they are keeping all of the former employees which consists of one cook who has been with the diner The Family Diner was acquired by the new owners due to a death in the family. Even though the new owners have no formal training in the restaurant......

Words: 6752 - Pages: 28

Free Essay

America

...America the Unbeautiful To the thousands of immigrants that come to America every year it may seem like a better place to live and raise their families. Considering many of the places that they are migrating from it may just be a much better place. But America also has its downfalls. One of those downfalls is that although we are known as being a unified nation, in fact we are not. There are many things that separate us, our society is not one. We are divided into several groups. The main reason for this is stereotypes that lead people to believe that certain groups of people possess characteristics that may not be true of that group. These stereotypes lead to the many other consequences, such as racism and segregation. In America stereotypes have created an unequal society for those who are native to America and those who migrate here. In the everyday life of an American we deal with the cost of having a very judgmental population. Our society in America is divided into different groups. We call these groups classes. Where a person stands, depends on many things. The first thing that is taken into consideration when placing people into these classes is they’re cultural background. When many people see a Black American or Latin American they assume that they are poor or uneducated. Although this is not always the truth, this is an effect of stereotyping. The assumption that these people come from the ghetto or bad neighborhoods leads......

Words: 1382 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

Hungering for America

...Hungering for America Rendering on a large collection of bases, Hasia Diner's Hungering for America "explores how the memories of hunger and the realities of American plenty merged together to shape the ethnic identities of millions of American women and men from Italy, Ireland, and Jewish Eastern Europe" (p. xvii). Sensitive to the physical and the existing predicament of hungry people, Diner strengthens our understanding of the influence of American abundance on immigrants by arguing that culturally specific memories of the European past determined Italian, Irish and Jewish food ways in the U.S. In this essay I will discuss how the European Jewish immigrants and the Italian immigrants dealt with the issue of identity formation. For the Italians food was a significant factor in strengthening ethnic identity and community in the United States because to them food was very significant. Family and food play a large role in Italian life. Diner says, “The matrix of food family-sanctity served as an Italian peasant ideal, in part because it is so often lay beyond the grasp of the poor.” (p. 35). In other words, even the poor people of Italy found the appreciation of food to be a very important part of Italian culture. When the Italian immigrants entered America they impacted communities in the United States by the way of food. The most prominent Italian food is macaroni. Many macaroni factories were opened in America and represented the Italian culture. America changed......

Words: 564 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

America

...PRESS RELEASE Extended Stay America Commits 100,000 Room Nights To The American Cancer Society, Helping Cancer Patients Traveling For Treatment Renewal of flagship room donation program, Hotel Keys of Hope™, doubling previous years' donations ATLANTA -- An estimated 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with some type of cancer this year, and thousands will travel away from home for treatment. Extended Stay America (ESA) -- the largest owner-operated HOTEL brand in the U.S., and the American Cancer Society (ACS) -- the largest voluntary health organization in the nation – announced the renewal of their unprecedented multi-year partnership and flagship room donation program, Hotel Keys of Hope™. More than doubling the previous contribution, the hotel brand commits a record-breaking 100,000 rooms over the next two years, providing lodging support to a targeted 15,000 cancer patients. "All of us at Extended Stay America are very proud of the HOTEL Keys of Hope™ program. Our goal is to come to work every day and create a stay that makes a difference. If we can help pay back, even a little bit, it makes our day, our month, our year," said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer, Extended Stay America. "For cancer patients facing financial challenges, this program alleviates one of the largest barriers for treatment — lodging cost during treatment. HOTEL Keys of Hope™ extends a comfortable suite with homelike amenities, the ability to have the comfort and support of family......

Words: 899 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

America

...What is it to be American? America. The land of the free, home of the brave. Live for apple pie and baseball! We sure do know how to appeal to the masses, right? Come live here and you’ll have so many freedoms and rights. But wait, you’re not a man? Hm, your chances for success are a little less. Oh, and your gay? Don’t plan to marry your partner, unless you move to only 5 of the 50 states that allow it. Oh wow, and you’re not white? Sorry, you may not find too many lucrative opportunities here. America is quite the facade. We are so fast faced and rely on Starbucks and energy drinks to get us through the day. We fool ourselves into thinking we are healthy just because we ate something “low-fat’. When we look in the mirror, we “really haven’t gained that much weight”. Our society teaches us ways to make excuses. “I haven’t had my coffee yet.” “There was traffic.” “My kids got up late.” “The dog ate my homework.” It’s always someone else’s fault; the responsibility is never on the individual. We lie to ourselves and others to make our lives seem so ey need to be and only growing… right along with our waistlines. We place restrictions on alcohol and marijuana, but not on fat content. If we took a moment to really evaluate the reasons we are so fat, then maybe we wouldn’t hold the title of fattest country. It really isn’t a noble honor. There are so many statistics and studies that have been done on this subject, but we’re not doing anything with it. Sure, there are places......

Words: 367 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

Centro Diner

...El Centro Diner Payrol Report Employee Dependents Rate per Hou Hours Worked Gross Pay Federal Tax State Tax Net Pay % Taxes Vincent Flores 1 $9.90 20.00 $198.00 $34.97 $7.92 $155.11 21.660% Wonda Jefferson 2 11.20 40.00 448.00 80.33 17.92 349.75 21.931% Anthony Sanchez 2 15.90 21.25 337.88 58.31 13.52 266.05 21.257% Alexa Martin 3 11.30 23.50 265.55 39.21 10.62 215.72 18.765% Maria Reyes 1 10.30 21.25 218.88 39.14 8.76 170.98 21.883% Lori Romanoff 2 10.75 40.00 430.00 76.73 17.20 336.07 21.845% Carmen Alvarez 1 12.60 21.50 270.90 49.55 10.84 210.52 22.289% Peter Lane 4 14.50 37.50 543.75 90.21 21.75 431.79 20.591% Claudi Moreno 1 16.00 33.00 528.00 100.97 21.12 405.91 23.122% Wayne Vargas 3 8.00 29.25 234.00 32.90 9.36 191.74 18.059% Totals 287.25 $3,474.95 $602.31 $139.00 $2,733.64 21.333% Average 2 $12.05 28.73 $347.50 $60.23 $13.90 $273.36 Highest 4 $16.00 40.00 $543.75 $100.97 $21.75 $431.79 23.122% Lowest 1 $8.00 20.00 $198.00 $32.90 $7.92 $155.11 18.059%...

Words: 253 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

60's Diner

...Highlights of the Study 60’s Diner is one place to remember when looking for a good place to eat. Waitresses serve food by moving around on skates, giving that all 60’s feel. We put up this business because this restaurant provides fairly fast and friendly service. We loved its uniqueness compared with the other businesses.It is designed by a group of students where they can provide a unique type of Diner that they can convince and attract different types of people. 60’S Diner is a restaurant that is a partnership business organization which is composed of seven (7) partners, namely, Antonio, Jennica; Austria, Cyrille; Baluyot, Babylyn Roxinne; Corpuz, Kim; Domingo, Charmaine; Empemano, Julie; Millena, and Maria Fatima who will contribute 500,000 pesos each for a total capital of 3,500,000 million pesos to start up the business. The partners decided to rent a space located at 480 Mayon, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. It has 300 square meters rectangular in shape and it cost 200 pesos per square meters for a total of 60,000 pesos monthly rental fee. The location is very accessible and safe. Management and Personnel Feasibility The establishment is composed of 29 employees. The management is required to put the best and right personnel in the right position to make sure that every personnel will do their tasks effectively and efficiently.The researchers adopted the line business organization. The 60’s Diner organization chart shows the......

Words: 1782 - Pages: 8