Be Kind to Food Servers

January 12, 2018

This Month, We Encourage You to Be Kind to Food Servers.

Did you know January is celebrated nationally as Be Kind to Food Servers Month? We swear — we didn’t make up this holiday! But we’re more than happy to applaud and commend the hard-working folks at all our Sipipa locations in the greater Houston area.

This month is a great occasion to recognize all servers who work hard to make your dining experiences a delight. At Sipipa, that includes your waiters and waitresses when you dine in, and also our staff who handles take-out meals, delivery and catering.

We want you to eat well, even when you need to eat fast, and we take extra care to make each experience a true delight. We are passionate about sharing fresh, delicious Italian meals at Sipipa, and your servers are a big part of that overall experience.

Of course, we know Sipipa is probably not the only place you eat. But no matter if you’re going through a drive-through, in line at a cafeteria or eating at a 5-star restaurant, the service can really make or break your experience. That’s why we honor all the hard-working food servers out there.


We Value Kindness

Customer service is one of the most important keys to the success for any restaurant. People will come for the food, but they will keep coming back again to dine-in because of the great service. We believe in treating all customers with kindness and respect, and that’s one reason we have such loyal customers.
In the food service industry, people bring cheer and a happy attitude to make sure families, friends and individuals have everything they need to enjoy a meal or even a special gathering. Be Kind to Food Servers Month is the perfect time to go out, enjoy a meal and give a compliment — or perhaps even leave a bigger tip than usual — to honor those who make it possible.


History of Service

The history of food servers has a bit of an understory. These hard-working people are employed at every level of society, from fast food to the world’s finest dining options. But federal law has certain rules when it comes to the salary of servers. The U.S. government requires a wage of at least $2.13 per hour to employees who receive at least $30 per month in tips. If wages and tips do not equal the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour during any week, the employer is required to increase cash wages to compensate the servers.
Tipping makes all the difference. The U.S. Department of Labor established Be Kind to Food Servers Month to raise awareness of this disparity, and to call on restaurant patrons to dig a little deeper in their pockets.

Go out and show food servers you appreciate their efforts when you enjoy your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant. They work hard behind the scenes and out on the restaurant floor to make sure your experience is enjoyable.