Good to know! My favorite thing to do up until this year was checking out different restaurants. I was always a little paranoid and tried my best not to be difficult. I recently got a pellet smoker/grill and have been spending my weekends smoking stuff from home. I’m staying out of the cities and learning how to BBQ!I didn't start working in restaurants until a few years after that movie came out and continued working there for a few years after that and didn't notice any change.
Now, it could happen more in other places, I don't know, but if it were really that common, people that work in restaurants wouldn't eat in restaurants. But in my experience, people that work in restaurants often eat at restaurants (and bars) more than other people.
Related restaurant question. I gave up all soft drinks for a couple years, so it seemed every time I ordered water it seemed the service wasn’t as good. Am I crazy to think by ordering water I come off as cheap and I’ll tip poorly? I’ve since went back to ordering regular drinks and I feel service is better? Maybe it was all in my head?