When a Waffle House restaurant is short staffed, late-night customers are kind enough to pick up, get orders and bus desks. the restaurant around 12:30 am to order breakfast. "It was incredible to witness," Crispo told Yahoo Lifestyle.
The restaurant was busy that night with an estimated 25 customers – and only one employee named Ben, whom Crispo said was speechless and extremely excited. "He was just staring at a room full of people. I couldn't imagine what he was thinking."
According to Crispo, a man in a blue shirt sitting at the bar spoke to Ben for a moment and within seconds, slipped on an apron. "He started washing the dishes," Crispo told Yahoo Lifestyle.
While placing his order with Ben, Crispo asked, "Where is your help? tonight? "And Ben replied that his staff didn't show up. He added that the man in the blue shirt was a paying consumer.
Ten minutes later, while Ben was cooking in the kitchen, a female customer was wearing of strapless clothing and a pair of heels stood up and began to set tables, deliver orders, and make coffee, patiently identifying the restaurant-style coffee maker. "When the woman came to my table , he said nak he was with friends that night, "Crispo said.
And Crispo says a third customer eventually got up from his food to infiltrate.
Pat Warner, director of PR and external affairs at Waffle House, tells Yahoo Lifestyle, "We have two partners scheduled to leave, however due to a communication breakthrough, their comfort is did not show up immediately.Some customers came to the back of the counter to help one associate, who cooked and served food. Customers were busing tables, and one was placed on an apron and washes dishes. He did a great job. We would love for him to fill out an application and possibly officially join our team. "
Warner added," We value the efforts of our customers, but we would prefer to have our counterpart behind the counter. Our concept works best when we serve the customer, not the other way around. "
Crispo says that useful custom er was in good spirits, singing and prophesying as they worked around the restaurant. "There was a real sense of community," he explains.
And when Crispo asked Ben why he didn't jump when he was stranded, Ben replied, "That's not the right thing to do."