#FOODNews: 3% of Us Wouldn’t Send Food Back Even if the Entire Meal Was Wrong
3% of Us Wouldn’t Send Food Back Even if the Entire Meal Was Wrong
What does it take for you to send your food back at a restaurant? Are you really picky, or can you deal with a few mistakes?
According to a new survey, a surprising number of people won’t send food back regardless of how wrong their order is. We really hate confrontation that much.
Overall, 39% of people said they’re either “somewhat uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” with sending something back at a restaurant. Here are four questions from the survey, and what people said . . .
1. If there was a HAIR in your food, would you send it back? 15% said NO. Another 7% said they weren’t sure if they would or not.
2. If your food came out on a dirty plate, would you send it back? 12% wouldn’t, and another 8% weren’t sure. So that’s one out of five people.
3. If your food was undercooked, would you send it back? 6% said no, plus 5% who weren’t sure.
4. If the ENTIRE MEAL was wrong, would you send it back? 3% said NO. Another 4% said they might send it back, but they weren’t sure.
(I get where that 4% are coming from though. They’re really just keeping their options open. Like, if I order a tuna sandwich and you bring me a lobster . . . I MIGHT not send it back either. I’m just definitely not PAYING for it.)