@Bhutan - I know what you are saying, but I actually like when restaurants have a cashier counter because I rather see the transaction done in front of me then offering my credit card to the waitress and having the waitress disappear with it.
There have been cases of identity theft because of this and I prefer to see the transactions taking place. I also think that if you are looking for restaurant jobs and are considering a career in the hospitality business, it might be a good idea to get a cashier job first.
Working as a cashier will allow you to see firsthand what it is like to work in a restaurant and that will give you an opportunity to decide if you would like to pursue other restaurant jobs in the future.
Sometimes the restaurant job search is difficult, and many of these entry level cashier positions are usually readily available.
To work in the restaurant business you really have to like people, so if you do not like dealing with the public with a cashier’s position, you will most certainly hate being a server or a waitress because dining customers can be demanding and when mistakes are made on their orders they will get upset at you although the problem is not your fault.
The kitchen could have been short staffed which is why the entrée took so long to be served, but customers will still get mad at their server.