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    A BARTENDER has revealed the simple question you have to ask if you want your Wetherspoon cocktail pitchers to taste better. Macey Newberry, from Manchester, UK, revealed that customers always have the same complaints about the pitchers. 2Macey revealed how to make your pitchers better by asking one simple questionCredit: TikTok/@bigmacnew In a TikTok video, Macey re-enacted a common scene she has with punters while working at Wetherspoon. Customers often come up to the bar asking for a pitcher - which cost around £6.99 each or £12.95 for two. Obviously, part of Macey's job is to upsell - so she often asks the customers if they want the 2-4-1 deal. After sorting the customer's order, the bartender then goes on to make the drink - and it's then she hears the most common complaint. READ MORE REAL LIFE STORIESPANDORA PROBLEMS I used to work at Pandora - some customers would SUCK stuck rings off HOSPITALITY HELL I used to work in a cinema - these are the nightmare customers we faced "Right, here's your pitchers, that's £12.95 please," she asks....
    WHETHER you choose a deep pan with a stuffed crust, or a rustic sourdough base - sometimes there's nothing better for dinner than a pizza. And most of us at some point crave the delicious melted cheese and tasty toppings takeaway pizza places like Domino's have to offer. 6Whether it's on a hangover or for a movie night, almost everyone craves takeaway pizza at some point - but why?Credit: Getty But what is the secret to why we crave them so much? Here, Domino's product development manager Alex White reveals the secret to the perfect pizza, including how many pieces of pepperoni you should expect per slice, and why she thinks pineapple works so well as a topping... Pineapple on pizza There is a long-existing debate among pizza lovers - is it right or wrong to put pineapple on pizza? Controversially perhaps to some, expert Alex - who helps create and enhance the menu - is firmly on the 'for' side, explaining: "The key to any great dish is balance. READ MORE FABULOUS FOODCHIP OFF THE BLOCK I...
    EVERY Monday I get a weekly report of what is going on in our stores around the country and some of it is very unpleasant as people get more desperate. We are losing stock through theft but we are also seeing a sudden rise in serious incidents, such as people using weapons or punching staff to steal food. 2Richard Walker says: 'As a private family business, we can make the right choices to make sure our customers get through this'Credit: Getty People may be stealing because money is now so tight. I was worried about our customers before the cost-of-living crisis when they had only 25 quid a week to spend on food, but now it is serious. My weekly report also reveals how some customers get to the till and start to unload the trolley on to the conveyor belt but are asking the cashier to tell them when the total reaches £40. Then they stop because they can’t spend a penny more. Read More on Cost of LivingAID 'eclipsed' Sunak’s £37bn cost of living aid package is...
    A PROFESSIONAL bra fitter has revealed the one mistake that nearly all women make when it comes to their underwear. Brittany, who is from the US and posts under the acronym @theindianabralady, took to TikTok and shared a video where she explains some of the things she frequently finds herself saying during a bra fitting - both in store and virtual. 2Professional bra fitter Brittany explained some of the things she frequently finds herself saying during a bra fittingCredit: Tiktok 2The bra expert also told how women often make the same one mistakeCredit: Tiktok In the clip, she recalls many of the same conversations she's had with customers and begins: "So you're still wearing it on the loosest set of hooks even though this bra is three-years-old?" "OK it's important to remember that as you wear your bra and it loosens with time, you can use those hooks to tighten it so you can continue to get great support." She continues: "And, even when properly cared for and properly rotated, you're really only going to get a year out...
    KNOWING this grocery store trick can help you save big bucks on your next grocery run. With inflation causing increasing prices at the grocery store, finding ways to save money here and there is ideal. 3Expert deal finder Matt Granite has revealed the secret trick grocery stores use to get you to spend more moneyCredit: Youtube/The Deal Guy 3Most shoppers notice products that are at eye level first, and these can be pricier itemsCredit: Youtube/The Deal Guy 3Granite said you can probably find better deals if you take the time to look at the whole shelf instead of grabbing the most convenient itemCredit: Youtube/The Deal Guy Expert deal finder Matt Granite, who runs the largely popular YouTube channel The Deal Guy, explains how grocery stores get you to spend more money. Stores know that typically, customers automatically look at products placed at eye level. They also know the majority of the population is right-handed. Because of that, stores tend to put the products that will produce the highest profit front and center. This trick also prompts customers to...
    A COFFEE shop barista has revealed some of the most ridiculous things customers have ever said to her. Megan Emma Smith took to TikTok and shared a short video which she captioned: "Coffee shop drama." 2Barista Emma Smith revealed some of the most ridiculous things customers have ever said to herCredit: TikTok/@meganemmasmith 2Among them include people who walk in and ask for "just a coffee"Credit: TikTok/@meganemmasmith In the clip, she begins: "Things customers have genuinely said to me working in a coffee shop." First up, she recalls telling customers that the coffee shop is closing in five minutes, so it's "takeaway only." The response she received? "Oh would we have to leave then?" According to Emma, another common mistake people make is the pronunciation of one specific drink...as she's often asked for a "double EXpresso." Megan also explains how she asks customers whether they'd like their drink to be a regular or large size. But rather than just answer with one or the other, she says customers reply to her: "Oh just normal." FABULOUS BINGO: Get a £20...
    New York (CNN Business)SpaceX, Dish Network and other 5G providers are locked in a heated battle over radio frequencies, which SpaceX says it needs for its orbital internet service, Starlink, and which Dish says it needs for its own customers.SpaceX is claiming that, if federal regulators allow 5G wireless networks to use a certain band of spectrum, it can cause widespread outages for its Starlink internet customers. Spectrum refers to a range of radio frequencies, and federal regulators closely guard what companies are allowed to use which frequencies so that signals don't interfere with one another. In a statement, SpaceX targeted Dish Network, which, though primarily known as a satellite TV company, also has a cellular network. SpaceX claims that Dish has attempted to "mislead" the Federal Communications Commission, which allocates spectrum use across telecom companies, and put forward a "faulty analysis" in an attempt to prove that allowing Dish to expand its 5G network would not impact Starlink users.When reached for comment, Dish said only that its "expert engineers are evaluating SpaceX's claims in the filing."At the root of...
    A BOOTS employee has gone viral after revealing the comments customers make on a daily basis. Wherever you work and whatever you do for a living, a typical work day will look pretty much the same for the most of us - and Priyanka, who works at Boots, is no exception. 4Priyanka took it to social media to reveal the comments she hears all the timeCredit: TikTok/ priyyanka.k 4According to the employee, young blokes will always ask for help with condom sizingCredit: Alamy The young woman took it to TikTok to reveal the same five boring comments customers make when entering the store - and old men and young boys are the worst. The video, which has since taken the internet by storm, racking up close to 160,000 views, sees a snap of Priyanka wearing her work clothes with the text that reads: ''pov [point of view]: you work at boots''. According to the employee, there will always be a middle-aged customer not too keen on paying for a bag. ''10p for a paper bag? isn't that illegal?'' read more...
    A small community in Northern California will be among the first in the nation to receive free Amazon deliveries by drone this year, usually within 30 minutes of the order being placed, the company announced. Amazon selected the town of Lockeford, population 3,572, for the pilot program, as it was the home of Weldon B. Cooke, an aeronautical pioneer in the 1900s. The service will be for Prime customers only and is going to be called “Prime Air.” “We’re building something different,” Amazon said in a blog post. “We’ve created a sophisticated and industry-leading sense-and-avoid system that will enable operations without visual observers and allow our drone to operate at greater distances while safely and reliably avoiding other aircraft, people, pets, and obstacles.” The drones will change course if they see obstacles such as telephone poles or chimneys, and they will touch down in designated spaces free of any items. Customers must have an Amazon inspection beforehand to make sure their area is large enough to accept deliveries. NEARLY 70% OF TOP ECONOMISTS EXPECT A RECESSION NEXT YEAR The company...
    The already exorbitant prices American consumers are spending on groceries is expected to increase even more as company executives continue to pass on the high costs of fuel, labor and ingredients onto shoppers. Executives at companies like Kraft Heinz, Tyson Foods and even eateries like McDonalds have announced they will continue to raise prices, as they face these higher costs, according to the Wall Street Journal. Kraft, for example, notified retailers on Monday that it would raise prices in August on items ranging from Miracle Whip and Classico pasta sauce to Maxwell House coffee products and some deli meats. Cory Onell, the company's chief sales officer, wrote to investors that the persistent increase in costs makes it necessary to announce price increases. And executives at McDonalds and Tyson Foods said they will soon have to increase their prices even more amid high costs of production as high fuel costs make it more expensive to produce and sell food. Exacerbating the problem is Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine - one of the world's largest grain-producing regions, which is increasing the price of pantry...
    COSTCO is one of the go-to places when it comes to stocking up on products but shoppers can end up spending more than they wanted to. Some items are sold intentionally at a loss, while employees admitted that products are moved deliberately to confuse customers. 1Costco customers can end up spending more than they wanted to when stocking up at the wholesaler (stock image)Credit: Alamy Costco employee Paige Saunders is among workers that have spilled the beans on some of the strategies used by the retailer. MOVING ITEMS AROUND STORE Saunders claimed that the employees themselves don't choose to move items around the store, but that the directive comes from corporate. In one of her clips, she said: “When you're in the search of something specific, they move them so you spend time looking for it and on the way, pick up other things. read more on costcoRETAILER WARS Four Costco rivals that offer better perks than popular warehouse chainWHOLESALE BENEFITS I'm a savings expert - 4 other stores with better perks than Costco "New products are also placed at...
    STARBUCKS employees have hit out at the coffee chain's employee rating system that means they can lose hours if customers give them a low rating for service. When a store or employee's 'connection score' drops below a certain threshold, workers would be punished with less hours, according to reports. 3Starbucks employees risk losing hours when their connection score drops 3Customer reviews are often biased towards employees of color and female employeesCredit: Getty More than 20 former and current Starbucks employees sat down with NBC News to discuss the rating system and how it impacts their work lives. Starbucks uses connection scores - based on customer ratings - to determine how all of their cafes in the United States are performing. Several of the workers alleged that in many instances, a low connection score directly impacts the number of hours employees get to work. "You’re just kind of pumping out drinks. I think a lot of people just get into a groove," a Starbucks worker in Cleveland told NBC. Read more on StarbucksCOFFEE BREAK Everything to...
    AN ex-Walmart employee shared an unforgivable mistake their least favorite customers make. Employees won't be as helpful if customers commit this mistake. 1An ex-Walmart employee shared an unforgivable mistake their least favorite customers make As one of the major employees in the US, Walmart associates are responsible for overseeing operations, working the registers, merchandise restoking, manager duties, along with other responsibilities. Since associates have so many tasks, they aren't liking to do this one customer request. One former employee, Paris Mars, used social media to address one mistake a lot of customers make while shopping in the store as reported by Best Life Online. Mars warned customers against asking associates to check the back for extra inventory on her YouTube channel "Hey Paris." "They're going to go to the back, they're going to talk to their friends, and come right back out," Mars said. Mars explained that typical associates usually don't check inventory but certain ones might. Mars recommended that customers ask associates who work in the store inventory section. The associates...
    BURGER King serves 11 million customers every day, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors? Channel 5’s Burger King: How Do They Do It? reveals how the fast food chain lures in customers without you realising and what really goes into their famous Whoppers. 3Burger King sells over a billion Whoppers a year - but what goes into it?Credit: Channel 5 3A staff member showed how they are constructed in seconds and have four pickles exactlyCredit: Channel 5 Burger King is the second biggest fast food chain in the world behind McDonald’s, but they have a specific strategy when it comes to attracting people. Sara Collinge, consumer branding expert, said: “Burger King actually spends a lot less on advertising than a lot of their competitors. “They spend a fraction of what McDonald’s spends. “But what Burger King focuses on is tapping into cultural moments, being humorous, being interesting and doing PR stunts. “You’ve got to court controversy and that’s something Burger King does to great effect.” Adam Layland, editor of The Grocer, said it is the...
    PANDA Express serves fresh and tasty Chinese food to thousands of customers each day since first opening its doors in 1983. However, there are some secrets that even the biggest Panda Express lover might not know. 2Panda Express employees share secrets on how to create your own version of their mixed vegetablesCredit: Getty Ever wondered why the vegetables are so soft and easy to chew? Currently and former employees are sharing secrets behind the amazing cuisine. A user on Quora shared the secret behind the restaurant’s vegetables and how you can cook them for yourself at home. “They do have chopped up veggies and boil them in a pot for a couple of minutes, then they threw into the wok with season and their base,” wrote the user, who worked as a Shift Leader. “They boil the vegetables (Broccoli, Cabbage, and kale) for about a minute and they toss it into the wok with ginger garlic and k-starch/water mix.” More Food StoriesRAISE THE BAR I'm a Budweiser employee - would you pass aptitude test required of workers?PERI GOOD I used...
    A NANDO'S worker has revealed the trick they used to get customers to spend more money when eating at the restaurant. The popular fast-food chain is known for its chicken, but that's not how they get customers to spend more. 2An ex-Nando's employee revealed the trick they used to get customers to spend more moneyCredit: Alamy The former anonymous worker revealed the tricks of the trade they learned while employed by Nando's. They told the Express: "When I was at the till we had to ask questions that seemed like you were just being nice with customers. "But they were actually to make you buy more." And the trick involves offering olives to customers, which have a cost of £3.75. READ MORE ON SHOP SECRETSSHOP SHOCK I worked at Sports Direct - the sneaky ways they make you spend more The former employee added: "Like I had to casually say: 'Do you fancy some olives while you wait for the food to come out?'" And employees always had to say it before saying 'Is that it' or 'anything else? That...
    A WALMART worker has claimed customers can sometimes make things worse when they try to help staff. Employees at the supermarket giant say they don’t like shoppers putting items on the wrong shelf or trying to clean up spillages. 1A Walmart worker has revealed customers can sometimes make things worse when they try to help staffCredit: Getty A Walmart worker, known only as Canbeanoob, asked fellow employees if they appreciate it when customers clean up messes that don't belong to them. One commented: “I appreciate it, but the only thing I want from customers is for them to put something back where it goes when they change their mind, and not leave a mess and just be kind.” While another Redditor, who claims to work at Walmart, said: “We appreciate the effort, especially with spills, but most people when they put stuff back put in the wrong spot, that does get annoying, we have someone who comes through specifically to fix it.” Employees said shoppers shouldn’t feel "obligated to do anything extra" while at the store. read more on...
    VISA and Mastercard are experiencing major outages for the second day in a row. Hundreds of people are reportedly having issues with making purchases. 1Visa and Mastercard are reportedly having outages Yesterday, there was a huge spike of outages around 11am ET, according to Downdetector. Now, the number appears to be rising as of about 8am ET. There were recently 190 reports of outages for Mastercard users and 240 for Visa. The large majority of people are reportedly having issues with purchases. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    REPORTS from across the country appear to show outages for Visa and Mastercard users leaving thousands of frustrated customers unable to use their cards. The reported outages have been documented by Down Detecter, showing cardholders from coast to coast having issues making payments. 1Thousands of VISA users started reporting problems using their cards on Saturday afternoon According to the website, people across the country started experiencing problems with their VISA cards around 1pm ET on Saturday. Additional outages for thousands more customers were reported again at 3pm ET. Another 4 percent of users reported experiencing difficulty accessing Visa's website. We pay for your stories!Do you have a story for The US Sun team? Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS
    A FORMER Sports Direct employee revealed the top secrets customers need to know when shopping at the retail giant. Rebecca Mooney, 24, from Stockton-On-Tees, bagged herself a part-time job at the high street in 2020 where she learned the tricks of the trade. 3Rebecca Mooney, 24, shared the tactics Sports Direct uses to get customers to spend moreCredit: Jam Press 3She explained that the budget sports chain tries to sway people to buying the more expensive carrier bagsCredit: Jam Press And during her brief stint at Sports Direct — which made £186million before tax last year — she soon discovered how the budget chain deliberately sways customers to trade a plastic carrier bag for a more expensive one. In a TikTok video Rebecca revealed staff are expected to tell customers they don't have any plastic carrier bags when a customer asks — despite them being underneath the till. This, Rebecca claims, is a way for the company to upsell the £2 bag for life, which not only bumps up the customer's order but also sees staff get a slice of...
    WITH excruciatingly long hours on legs and fully dry and fried hair that cannot be saved no matter what, being a hairdresser is certainly not for the faint-hearted. But according to one expert in the field, there are certain customer habits that only make the already exhausting shift so much harder. 2According to Shida, wobbly heads is one of the worst habits - you could be left with an uneven cutCredit: Alamy Shida Hall, who works in a salon in North London, has been a hairdresser for several years. And whilst for the most part she loves the creative and rewarding job, certain customer traits and manners give her the ick. I KNOW THE BEST We get it - hair is precious and you want to feel like a million dollars, especially when paying a hefty price for a trim or a balayage (this, according to our Hair and Beauty whizz, Siobhan O’Connor, is the worst trend). But although Shida understands the stress when someone else is working on your oh-so precious locks, she finds it annoying when a customer...
    A STARBUCKS barista has expressed her annoyance with customers who request a change to one of the chain's menu items. Danielle Sanchez, the barista, explained in a TikTok video that the swap is apparently not something they would normally do. 2Danielle Sanchez made a TikTok video expressing her frustration with a swap requested by Starbucks customersCredit: TIKTOK/ thehighbarista 2She said she wants to know who is allowing the customers to make the changeCredit: Getty Images In the TikTok video, Sanchez said she got back-to-back requests from customers who wanted to change the ingredients of Starbucks' premade breakfast sandwiches. “I need to know which Starbucks baristas are replacing the meats on the sandwiches," she says. "I had two different customers today ask if they could swap the sausage, egg, and cheddar — the sausage on there — for bacon, like it was something that we would normally do. "So whoever’s allowing this, please don’t,” Sanchez said in the video. READ MORE IN LIFESTYLECOFFEE-THON I worked at Starbucks – the cheap fast-food coffees which taste just as...
    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – At Los Dos Potrillos, there is no shortage of delicious Mexican cuisine. (credit: CBS) “Our menu is gigantic. We have about four menu pages,” said Daniel Ramirez, co-CEO of the family restaurant. Yet supply chain shortages have some Colorado restaurants in a pickle. Plus, the soaring cost of food is impacting many key ingredients. “Chicken, of course, has gone up especially with bird flu,” Ramirez told CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann. “It’s not just inflation, but nature itself. And avocados a couple months ago. We’ve seen it all. We’ve seen [costs] come up, we’ve seen it go down.” CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann interviews Daniel Ramirez inside Los Dos Potrillos. (credit: CBS) Historic inflation is putting a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth. It hit a 40-year record in March when U.S. consumer prices rose 8.5% from a year ago, according to the Department of Labor. Restaurants are trying to adapt as some whip up different flavor or even change their menus. “The good thing about it is we’re all restauranteurs,” said Ramirez. “We all have that inner driver in us...
    A WOMAN who works in Starbuck has revealed the common mistake customers always make. The barista, who goes by the acronym @_brieta on TikTok, shared a short video where she can be heard revealing the re-offending culprit - the macchiato. 2A Starbucks barista always sees customers make the same mistakeCredit: TikTok/@_brieta 2If you're a fan of the macchiato, you could just be making that very errorCredit: TikTok/@_brieta She goes onto explain the main difference between the macchiatos she serves at the popular coffee chain, compared to those customers receive at what she refers to as a "real coffee shop". In the clip, she says: "And you ask them if they want a traditional macchiato or a Starbucks macchiato, and they say, 'What's the difference?'" "And I say, 'A traditional macchiato is a shot of espresso with a dollop of foam on top. It's like this big." The barista then uses her fingers to indicate the size she's referring to and adds: "And a Starbucks macchiato is, like, a caramel latte." READ MORE ON JOBSAISLE SAY! Tesco worker reveals...
    SHOPPERS are prone to making mistakes when visiting popular retailers such as Costco, Target, and Walmart. Sometimes, customers don't take advantage of the benefits on offer to them or they are in so much of a rush that they fail to check the price labels. 3Shoppers sometimes fail to take advantage of benefits offered by TargetCredit: Alamy 3Experts say shoppers should compare prices among retailers before buying groceriesCredit: Getty The stores have consistently low prices, coupons, and frequent sales and because of this, shoppers can feel they’ve got themselves a bargain. But, not sticking to a shopping list and impulse buying can mean customers spend more than they set out to. The Sun takes a look at the errors shoppers can end up making when visiting the retailers. NOT CHECKING LABELS read more on shoppingSKIN SAVIOR I'm a dermatologist – the best cheap skin products to buy at WalmartAISLE HAVE THAT We're Costco shoppers - these are our favorite value buys from gas to bacon Costco shoppers will have noticed that price labels may have asterisks on them. Workers have...
    TRAVELERS worried about flying without mask mandates may be able to get their money back, United has announced. United CEO Scott Kirby has said that those who have flights booked with the airline that are uncomfortable flying have the option to get a refund or flight credit. 3Those who have flights booked with United Airlines have the option to get a refund or flight credit if they don't want to fly without the mask mandateCredit: Reuters Federal Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle recently struck down the federal mask mandate for public transit passengers. Kirby told the Today Show that the airline is prepared to give refunds or flight credits to customers who no longer want to fly since the end of the mask mandate. "All of our customers should feel free to wear a mask and many of them are," Kirby said. "For customers like that, that are immunocompromised or that have other concerns or issues, we are working with those customers if they really don't want to fly."  Read more about the mask mandate being liftedPREPARE FOR TAKEOFF I'm...
    RESTAURANT dining is an enjoyable way to treat yourself to some delicious food and a nice atmosphere. But the problem with eating out is that the bill can get pretty pricey. 3A woman said restaurants have a sneaky way of making sure you order more foodCredit: TikTok 3The bread basket is to blame for your sudden dessert craving at the end of the mealCredit: TikTok A nutritionist named Monika, who goes by @osilashealth on TikTok, said there’s a trick that restaurants use to make you order more food and rack up the bill. Although most of us love reaching for the tempting, free loaves of bread brought to our tables before the meal, Monika said you should think twice before doing so. “A sure way get customers to order more food is to bring them a bread basket as soon as they sit down. “The bread will give them a large glucose spike, which they’ll crash from around 60-90 minutes later, making them hungry again just in time for some desert.” READ MORE EMPLOYEE SECRETSWHITE LIES I'm a Traders Joe's...
    SPRING is a season for fresh ideas and new growth, and Walmart is jumping on that springtime philosophy. The supermarket giant is currently going through the next design phase of an ongoing plan to renovate 200 supercenters and 1,000 store locations. 1Walmart is moving on to the next design phase of more than a thousand storesCredit: Reuters The first phase of the renovations was announced on September 30 2020. This focused on navigation for shoppers, and as of January 2022, Walmart has close to 1,000 stores with the new design. In the newly renovated supercenters, you can expect them to be more clearly organized. For example, as customers enter the store, they are greeted with a store directory that encourages them to download and use the Walmart app while they shop. Read More on WalmartSALE AWAY I'm a Walmart worker and here are five clearance secrets SAVVY SHOPPER Walmart to make shopping changes - from more delivery to home installations Walmart has also changed the layout of the stores by drawing customers' eyes to key items, like electronics, toys and...
    This content is sponsored by FLOORMAX. If you visit a friend or neighbor’s home, you might find that during the pandemic they invested in a redecorating or a remodeling project, taking stock of their surroundings and concluding, “This could look much better!” These projects ranged from converting living spaces to include home offices or creating dedicated spaces for children to study and take online classes. As part of this home improvement enthusiasm, many homeowners took a look at their floors, and decided to  remove old, musty wall-to-wall carpeting and replace it with gorgeous natural hardwood, or more durable and lifestyle-friendly Luxury Vinyl.   Some of these dream projects, however, have had to be put on hold because of supply chain issues.  One vice president at a well-known, established D.C. -area floor retailer, FLOORMAX, explains the difficulty is  in the timely shipping of products so that retailers can maintain a full inventory. But there’s good news, says Joseph Jovinelli, FLOORMAX vice president: If you are diligent and do your research on where to purchase materials, you can circumvent that problem.  “We’ve been working...
    THERE are countless flavour combinations when it comes to a coffee shop menu. But a triple shot, extra hot, no foam, skinny latte with four pumps of sugar free caramel syrup and four pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup isn't the most annoying thing a customer could order. 2Han took to TikTok to reveal the thing she hates being asked the most as a baristaCredit: @hanelizabetx/TikTok 2She added it's "one of the maddest things" when people come in and ask for a "double expresso"Credit: @hanelizabetx/TikTok Instead, according to one barista, it's when customers order an "expresso". "Now that I work as a barista, one of the maddest things is the amount of people that come in and ask for a double expresso," Han said in a video on TikTok. "They’ll be like, ‘Can I have a double expresso please?’ And I’m like, ‘What is an expresso?’ What is that?’" "It’s ESpresso," she captioned the video. People in the comments section were quick to suggest Han should just "give them the coffee". "Doubt they need...
    SHE drives for Deliveroo to make a few extra pounds in the evening. And Caroline Austen has shared an inside look at her night shift in a video on her TikTok page. 4Caroline Austen makes an extra £40 a night from being a Deliveroo driver in the eveningsCredit: TikTok / caroline_austen 4Caroline showed a big bag of food from Zizzi that she'd been asked to deliverCredit: TikTok / caroline_austen In the clip, she could be seen loading up bags full of food and drinks from the Co-op, Zizzi's and Cafe Rouge, as well as a little local Italian. But that one was slightly annoying, Caroline complained, as the customer lived just " a minute's walk away". "Please don’t be annoyed at those that live very close, they may have hidden disabilities that makes carrying food difficult or painful," one person commented on the video. To which Caroline replied: "Of course, I completely understand that! "I was just annoyed because I could have walked there and I stupidly drove instead." Continuing her video, Caroline said...
    THEY say moving house is one of life's most stressful events. But removal men and women are always on hand to make things a little easier - whether they're giving advice on packing things up, loading or unloading. 5Shaun Thomson is a removal man at his family's firm Kilmarnock RemovalsCredit: SHAUN THOMSON 5He sees his fair share of weird and wonderful things in his daily jobCredit: SHAUN THOMSON However, behind the scenes, the job isn't as straightforward as it may seem - as Shaun Thomson found out when he officially joined his family removal business, Kilmarnock Removals, at the age of 18. In fact, Shaun has seen some weird and wonderful things through his work - such as the time he was asked to go and pack up a student's room in a university house in Glasgow. "This customer was from China and wasn’t in the country to show us what was going - we were basically just told to go into her bedroom and pack up everything and leave all the furniture," Shaun explained. ...
    AN Aldi supermarket worker has revealed a secret trick staff are trained to do to make customers move on from the till quickly. Jonah, who works for Aldi in Pennsylvania, shared the reason Aldi customers get moved ushered through is because staff are monitored for their speed. 3Jonah and other Aldi workers lifted the lid on a number of special techniquesCredit: Alamy 3Staff use a secret trick to make customers move quicklyCredit: Alamy Regular customers will know that Aldi often has only a few employees working in a store at any given time - and it's because they can process customers so quickly. He told Mental Floss.: “We are given reports at the end of each day for our ringing statistics. “Ringing is the only part where we get an actual report, but managers will tell us that we are expected to knock out two pallets per hour, or one pallet every half hour." Jonah said staff are some shops can be expected to process as many as 1200 items per hour. Read more Aldi stories BARGAIN...
    American Express customers have not been able to log in to their accounts. In particular, they have not been able to access the site or mobile app. 1 This has been happening for the past eight to nine hours, according to the Washington Post. Customers took to social media to express their frustration. "App stating having problems. How can I make payments? It has been down since yesterday," one user said. Another tweeted: "Website down. No communication, status page is down, phones not working, SMS OTPs not sending texts, credit cards are not working for many people." American Express responded on social media to the matter. It said: "We are aware that technical difficulties are currently affecting our phone and online Account services. "We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this." Most read in MoneyDOUBLE CHECK Exact date TWO $841 SSI payments arrive as tax deadline loomsBIG BOOST Surprise direct $175 payments being sent out now - check if you are eligibleCHA-CHING Automatic new direct...
    New York (CNN Business)Restaurants are raising menu prices as wages grow and inflation hits ingredients and packaging. But they still want customers to feel like they're getting a good deal. That's a tricky proposal, especially for fast food, fast casual and casual dining restaurants — places where low prices are part of the appeal. Take, for example, Applebee's and IHOP, owned by Dine Brands. "Both of our brands are value brands, and that's particularly important right now," said Dine Brands (DIN) CEO John Peyton during a March analyst call. That means franchisees are walking "a tight rope ... maintaining value for our customers as well as protecting their margins." IHOP and Applebee's franchise operators raised prices between three and four percent last year. Usually, those prices go up somewhere between one and three percent annually. Restaurants like Applebee's are focusing on value as they raise prices.Read MoreSo how do you raise prices and still convince customers that your food is cheap?Restaurants hope that customers take more than absolute price into account when they decide where to eat. They might, for...
    A PRO nail technician shared the things that customers do that are very annoying during their manicures, and it means their nails end up looking worse. Nail expert and founder and CEO of Olive & June, Sarah Gibson Tuttle, explained that there are a few things that are very frustrating in the salon. 1The nail pro explained that you can really annoy your nail technician by doing these thingsCredit: Getty From rocking up late to picking at your acrylics there are so no nos for everyone who gets a manicure. Speaking to Pure wow, she said: "If you’re chronically late to your regular appointments, don’t expect your manicurist to 'squeeze you in' for last-minute emergencies. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED "It’s all about showing respect for each other’s schedules." The nail expert also advised against coming in if you're feeling under the weather. Read more on nailsNAIL FAIL My manicure looks like GARLIC - trolls say it’s my fault for letting it happenNAILED IT? I wanted a marble manicure- they're so...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- If you're looking for Italian food, it's doesn't get much more authentic than Oggi Cosi Si Mangia.Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, the restaurant's small but fervent following swears by its mouthwatering fare.Its owner, Luigi 'Louis' Maglieri, says his family came from Molise, Italy, and every bite of every dish in the restaurant will transport you to his country."Our stuff is pretty traditional. My mom is a great cook and most of these are her recipes," he says.Some of his customers' favorites are the Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata, served with a side of angel hair pasta, the Pan-seared Salmon with brown butter lemon caper sauce, and the Cavatelli Arrabbiata with spicy crumbled sausage with lean pork.Oggi Cosi Si Mangia first opened in Fresno 16 years ago.Maglieri said the name, pronounced 'Oh-jee', means 'Today, this is how to eat.'Each dish is made fresh in-house, with the best possible ingredients, and Maglieri takes personal pride in the authenticity and flavor of his dishes."A fella told me once in the restaurant business - 'You make meatballs? I...
    FREQUENT Starbucks customers make peace with the cost of their favorite latte, iced drink, or Frappuccino – but the company works overtime to get customers to go over budget. From the front page of the app to the design of each Starbucks store, the brand is using every tool it has to make you spend more without noticing. 4There's a clever reason you see mugs before snacks and candy in the checkout lineCredit: Getty 4Rachel Haines explained the marketing psychology Starbucks uses in-storeCredit: TikTok Rachel Haines, who co-hosts the Hyperfocus Podcast, has a background in international business and psychology. Haines ran through all the strategies Starbucks employs to keep customers in a spending mindset from the moment they set foot in a store. "Just about every step of the ordering process is designed to make you spend more," Haines said. It starts before you step through the door – when you open the Starbucks app on your phone. Read more employee secretsSAVE BIG You've been shopping at TJ Maxx wrong - here are five ways to save cashColor Theory The...
    TREASURED department store Target has now made it super easy for Americans to use SNAP food stamp benefits in store. The retailer has created a simple system for shoppers to follow so they can avoid getting flustered at the checkout. 2Target have made it easy for Americans to use their SNAP benefits in storeCredit: Getty 2Items included in the SNAP scheme will be labelled so customers can easily recognise themCredit: Getty According to QuerySprout, customers can purchase a string of essential items - such as fruit, vegetables, meat, cereal, bread, and milk - with their EBT Cash or EBT cards. The majority of Target stores use labels so that people can easily spot the items which they can buy with their food stamp benefits. You can then stroll to the cash register, where you have to separate your SNAP-eligible products from your other regular purchases. The Target cashier can then put the contents of your cart through before you make your payment with your EBT funds. Following that, the employee can process your other items separately. If customers instead...
    CHIPOTLE fans might want to rethink heading to the restaurant if they planned on getting a certain dish. It turns out they can only enjoy a Chipotle quesadilla if they ordered ahead. 2A Chipotle employee named Siena said in a video customers get so mad when she tells them they can't order a quesadilla in storeCredit: @sienamiaok/TikTok 2Siena explained they take too much time to make, especially if they were in a rushCredit: Chipotle A woman named Siena, who claimed to work at Chipotle, said quesadillas are online-only items and customers get really upset when they can't order them in-store. In a TikTok exemplifying this, Siena wrote the message: "POV: You tell someone you have to order a quesadilla online," while an audio clip of an angry customer yelling played in the background. Many people took to the comment section of the video to question the policy, while one suggested they should just take quesadillas off the menu altogether to prevent issues. A fellow Chiptole employee chimed in on Siena's video as well, saying: "I work...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Department Of Public Health is modifying the Health Officer Order to allow establishments, businesses, and venues verifying vaccination status to offer optional masking for fully vaccinated individuals. The modified Health Officer Order will go into effect at 12:01am on Friday, February 25. The modified order gives establishments, businesses, or venues two options for removing masking requirements for fully vaccinated individuals. Option 1: Starting this Friday, establishments, businesses, or venues that want to allow fully vaccinated customers and workers to unmask while indoors must: Verify that 100% of customers (5 and older) and workers prior to, or upon, entry to indoor spaces: Provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or Provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 viral test result.  Tests for customers must be taken within two days of entry if a PCR test, or one day if an antigen test.  Employees will be allowed to submit a negative test result every three days. Those who are not fully vaccinated or do not show proof of vaccination, are required to provide...
    In this article BMW-DE 7201.T-JP VIDEO3:3103:31Pandemic has forced us to shift to 'almost daily' production plan: Nissan execSquawk Box EuropeThe chief operating officer of Nissan has spoken to CNBC about why his company has decided to move away from the development of new internal combustion engines in Europe once a tougher set of emissions standards, known as Euro 7, come into force. During an interview with "Squawk Box Europe" on Tuesday morning, Ashwani Gupta laid out some of the reasons behind the planned shift, a subject he has addressed a number of times in the past. A key reason behind the decision, Gupta said, related to how competitive ICE cars would be following the introduction of Euro 7, given that new technology would have to be used for these vehicles to comply with regulations. Another factor to consider was whether customers would be willing to pay for the cost of such tech. According to Brussels-headquartered campaign group Transport & Environment, it's expected that Euro 7 standards will be implemented in 2025. From Gupta's comments, it would appear Nissan has...
    VALENTINE’S DAY might be tricky this year after a global flower shortage has affected florists around the country.  Flower shops in major cities reported lower inventory than normal back in May during the pandemic as Mother’s Day orders were being made.  4A global flower shortage might make Valentine's Day trickier this yearCredit: Getty 4Flower shops all across the country are being hit with higher prices due to low supplyCredit: Getty “Roses, in particular, are tight,” said Aaron McKinnon, a vendor at the Los Angeles Flower Market. “And so was the stock for ranunculus and anemones.” Alex Vaughn, co-owner of the FLWR Shop, a Nashville-based shop, said that she mostly orders flowers from around the world. “Right now we have stuff from Holland, Japan, South America, Central America…In February that’s pretty much where all the flowers are coming from,” she said. According to Vaughn, the flowers usually come to the United States on passenger planes, but there are fewer spaces to put flowers onto planes due to people flying less these days. “There’s also just less flowers growing because a bunch...
    BATH bombs, massage bars and shower jelly are just three products sold at cosmetics retailer Lush. But when it comes to actually using the products, there are a few mistakes commonly made by customers. 3Former Lush employee Clark took to TikTok to reveal three mistakes most commonly made by customersCredit: TikTok/@clarksided 3He was responding to a video of a family left disappointed after mistaking a bubble bar for a bath bombCredit: TikTok/@clarksided Former Lush employee Clark took to TikTok to respond to a video of a child and his parents throwing a bath bomb into the bath, only to realise it's actually a bubble bar, and as such doesn't explode dramatically in the water. "This video made me chuckle," he began. "I used to be a floor leader and store trainer with Lush and we used to have customers come in with stories like this all the time. "So I figured I’d take this opportunity to share three super common misconceptions about Lush." First up is the confusing of the bath bombs and bubble bars. ...