This sign in a local restaurant chain just kills me. I laugh every time I see it. I even insist on pointing out the finer points of this sign to the lovely people standing behind me in line. Most of them have never noticed it. I guess they were too busy deciding on their order.
Counter service always enhances my dining experience. Standing in a line to order my food is the hallmark of better service. I can hardly wait for the order to come up so I can carry it to my table. Just the honor of carrying that lovely brown plastic tray increases the quality of the food. Elbowing other diners out of the way at the soda machine is THE high point of eating out and I just love filling the little paper cups with ketchup. Especially when another diner elbows me and I get ketchup all over my hand.
The added value of these perks is incalculable. I'd be wiling to pay twice as much for dining in this establishment. I sure would. Yes indeedy.
I do appreciate the difference. I really do.