Restaurants are, at their cores, social places for both guests and staffs. As customers enjoy their meals, cooks, waiters and managers create a community while performing the service choreography of a lunchtime crush or late-night clean-ups. Youthful staffers share hopes and dreams, wins and losses. They celebrate rewards. And console failures. They meet. They marry. They create deep friendships and second families. Those bonds became especially deep during the early days of casual ...

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