Good restaurants run like a well oiled machine, and each individual position must do their part to ensure that. Bussers (or busboys for the gendered version) are an integral part of the restaurant machine. The service industry is fast paced, and the best way for a restaurant to make more money, and a waiter to get more tips, to then pass along to a busser, is to get tables cleared and reset as fast as possible, to get more people sat and on to their dining experience.
And nothing is more dissatisfying as a customer to be waiting for a table at a restaurant, when you can see an abundance of open tables that just need to be cleared off and reset. It’s an important job. Now, no one is going to say it’s glamorous. Often, people in the industry say that bussers do all the things that servers don’t want to do. And that may be partially true. But waiters tip bussers for their services.
Here’s everything you ever needed (and probably more than you wanted) to know about bussers.
Busser Job Description
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