Your favorite restaurant is doing you a favor by allowing you to BYOB, so why don’t you repay them once in awhile. Restaurants are open on slow nights because they need the money to pay the bills and the staff. Why not plan a nice BYOB dinner out with friends during the slower nights of the week?
Look at it this way, you’ll have a more relaxing evening without the rush of a full restaurant. Your server will be more attentive to you, and you can reciprocate. Your generosity will stand out and be remembered by the staff, and they are more likely to “forget the corkage,” or maybe a few desserts, that should have been added to the bill.
My favorite night for BYOB is Sunday, when many restaurants are slow and the staff tends to be tired after the busy weekend nights. Coming with an easygoing group who won’t mind slowed service and will be generous regardless seems to ensure that we are always greeted warmly.
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