National Waitstaff Day is celebrated each year on May 21. This day was created as a day to show appreciation to and thank all waitstaff for the work that they do in making our dining experiences enjoyable ones. It is also a day for restaurant owners and managers to recognize and express their appreciation to the dedicated servers.
Servers are a big determining factor on the difference between your dining experience being a good experience or a bad one. The food may be delicious but the attentiveness and attitude of the waiter/waitress can make or change the whole experience.
There are those servers that go out of their way to make it extra nice and make sure you have the best time possible. They fill your drinks before you ask, bring extra bread, rolls or chips, give honest opinions on food choices when asked, ask if everything is okay, ask if they can get you anything else and etc. There are good servers that turn diners into regulars.
We recognize all our servers, each time we enjoy a restaurant meal, by leaving them a tip. Today, if you had a good server, tell them you appreciate the good service they provided and leave a more generous tip.