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National Waiter and Waitresses Day also known as National Waitstaff Day, was created to show appreciation to and thank all waitstaff for making our dining experiences enjoyable ones. Restaurant owners and managers should take the time to recognize the waiters and waitresses who work for them.

When is National Waiters and Waitresses Day Celebrated?

Annually on May 21st.

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How is National Waiters and Waitresses Day Celebrated?

  • If you receive stellar service, leave a more generous tip.
  • Giving a card or simple verbal recognition is a nice way to show your appreciation.
  • Waiters and waitresses should recognize this day by making sure by providing exemplary service.

National Waiters and Waitresses Day Trivia/Facts:

  • There are approximately 600,000 restaurants in America.
  • In the U.S., most waiters and waitresses are paid below minimum wage. Therefore, they depend on tips to augment their salaries to a livable wage.
  • Oftentimes, restaurants use tip pooling, meaning that servers surrender all of their tips to a general pool that is later evenly distributed. Therefore, if you tip poorly because your particular server seems under par, you are also affecting the rest of the staff.
  • Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against restaurants because of minimum wage and overtime violations.
  • Being a waiter or waitress is often considered one of the worst jobs to have.

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on May 21st:

  • Notorious B.I.G. – Rapper
  • Aurelia Cotta – Mother of Julius Caesar
  • Mr. T – Actor
  • Armand Hammer – Millionaire industrialist
  • Leo Sayer – Singer
  • Raymond Burr – Actor
  • Fats Waller – Jazz singer

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#NationalWaitstaffDay #waiterandwaitressday #hugawaiter #hugawaitress

Other holidays in May include Foster Care Day, Brother and Sisters Day and Nascar Day, as well.

For drinking holidays there is National HomeBrew Day, National Beverage Day and World Cocktail Day.


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