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Old 11-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Party of 16 at Beaches & Cream?

Tried to take the Fam for the Kitchen Sink yesterday at 3pm, and were told we had a min of an hour and a half, because they were seating a party of 16!! Am i off base in thinking that seating a part that large is just wrong? no one else could get in because they took up half of the place.

Guess i am just irritated and disappointed........
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Wow! Yeah, that is pretty crazy for the size of that place.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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OK, There actually was a difference. To accomodate them, a LOT of tables sat empty waiting until all of the party could be seated, while smaller parties could have come and gone. It backed everything up.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #5
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AFAIK, Beaches and Cream only takes walk ups. Whether it's one person or 16, it's first come first served and you wait your turn. Sucks if you're the one at the end of the line, but such is life.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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What other option did they have? Are they suppose to tell the party of 16 "Sorry - you have too many in your party..you can't eat here?" They were there before you and they have just as much right to be seated as your party does.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Tried to take the Fam for the Kitchen Sink yesterday at 3pm, and were told we had a min of an hour and a half, because they were seating a party of 16!! Am i off base in thinking that seating a part that large is just wrong? no one else could get in because they took up half of the place.

Guess i am just irritated and disappointed........
Yes, you're off-base. A party of 16 has just as much right to be there as your entitled family. Get there before them next time.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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It does kind of stink. But at the same time it is first come first served. Even if they were a larger party. We have a large party when we go out sometimes. Sometimes we sit all together and other times we are told we may not be seated all together. Just like Disney reservations. B & C is a walk up so no advance notice. And the group had as much right to dine as any one of us.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 AM   #9
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That party has just as much right to eat there as your party does. I am not sure why you would think otherwise.
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Sorry you ended up coming in after them. B&C is very small, does not take reservations, and won't turn away a party of 16 if they can seat them, it is not in Disney's business plan to tell people "no" if they can accommodate them and there is no rule that says you must have a maximum number in your party to eat there (I assume if the party exceeds the restaurant's capacity that would be it, otherwise none). So no, I don't think it's "wrong" for them to seat larger parties. They got there first.

the OP is frustrated that they didn't get their kitchen sink for reasons beyond their control, there is no reason to attack them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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sorry you ended up coming in after them. B&c is very small, does not take reservations, and won't turn away a party of 16 if they can seat them, it is not in disney's business plan to tell people "no" if they can accommodate them and there is no rule that says you must have a maximum number in your party to eat there (i assume if the party exceeds the restaurant's capacity that would be it, otherwise none). So no, i don't think it's "wrong" for them to seat larger parties. They got there first.

The op is frustrated that they didn't get their kitchen sink for reasons beyond their control, there is no reason to attack them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=davedmaine;46793728]Yes, you're off-base. A party of 16 has just as much right to be there as your entitled family. Get there before them next time.[/QUOTE]

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I thought this was a place we could all vent - for all of you that are saying the OP is wrong, think about it - if you were really in his/her shoes, wouldn't you be at least be a little bummed?

And the super helpful answer of "get there first"? Yeesh,,,

Sorry OP - while a big party has every right to be there, I still feel your pain - tough break
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I thought this was a place we could all vent - for all of you that are saying the OP is wrong, think about it - if you were really in his/her shoes, wouldn't you be at least be a little bummed?

And the super helpful answer of "get there first"? Yeesh,,,

Sorry OP - while a big party has every right to be there, I still feel your pain - tough break
Venting about the wait is one thing. Stating that the other party was somehow doing something wrong is another.
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Venting about the wait is one thing. Stating that the other party was somehow doing something wrong is another.

Exactly!!
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