Harvard Grads Can’t Remember Reservations
Apparently you can get a degree from Harvard yet still forget a simple dinner reservation. The Boston Globe is reporting an unusual trend in the city’s dining scene– graduation party no-shows.
This time of year usually means big business for restaurants as families celebrate a loved one’s completion of school. Yet it appears several parties are failing to show for their reservation, the trend has become so bad restaurants have turned to Twitter to vent their frustration.
“Note to self for next yr: lots of no-shows during graduation wkend due to indecisive grads making multiple ressies and forgetting to cancel,” restaurant owner Joanne Chang (@MyersandChang) tweeted last week.
“Dear Harvard grads who cancel your large party CONFIRMED reservations at the last minute ‘something just came up’, have fun ruling the world,” Rendezvous in Cambridge tweeted (@RendezvousCS).
The tweets were then retweeted several times by sympathetic chefs and restuarant owners.
It seems the problem is two-fold– eager graduees are double booking in hopes of grabbing a place for the big day and rogue family members are booking restaurants on their own and then forget to tell anyone.
“It happens to every restaurant during graduation season and every restaurant tries to figure out what to do,” Chang told the Boston Globe. “On Saturday, we had a bunch of no-shows. These were people we called and who confirmed the day