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Old 11-26-2012, 03:07 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, 03:14 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, 03:58 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, 04:27 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, 05:52 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, 06:05 PM   #7
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How disappointing! One of the downsides to B&C being such a tiny place
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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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, 09:42 PM   #9
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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 11-26-2012, 11:07 PM   #10
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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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Old 11-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #11
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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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Old 11-27-2012, 03:45 AM   #12
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. . . 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 . . .
. . . no, not off base.

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Whats the difference if there is one party of 16 or four parties of 4??
. . . big difference
. . . lots of lost revenue with such a large party
. . . too little table turnover
. . . too many seats lost when tables are pushed together
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:22 AM   #13
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I'm not sure they could even push tables together at B&C because the tables are all round (except the booths and counter, which can't be pushed anyway).

There have been times when I've stopped by B&C and been told the wait would be an hour, and I just went elsewhere. It doesn't really matter why the wait is so long - it is what it is and you either wait or you go elsewhere. My limit for waiting there is about 30 minutes. Since I'm usually solo or two people, I usually ask for the counter to try to be seated faster. The counter wouldn't be too conducive to sharing a KS, although I've seen people do it before.

I'm sorry the OP was disappointed. Although they had the option to wait (and the wait could have been shorter or longer than stated - you never know), they decided to take their business elsewhere, which I totally understand. Personally, I think they should move the arcade and expand B&C since it's so popular.
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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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Old 11-27-2012, 06:27 AM   #15
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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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