Great coworkers, (mostly) great customers, great tips!
Server (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 7, 2018
Yard House is fast-paced, but so much fun! The menu takes a long time to memorize but you have lots of help and 2 weeks of training to get you there! Being downtown, the weekday business lunch rush is quick but fills up the restaurant for a couple hours and then you're done! Sports and events downtown (convention center, concerts, Benaroya Hall, etc.) bring in tons of business. Weekend nights are usually pretty busy, as well as weekday happy hours.
The people here are overall great. It's a fun environment, the managers are there to help when you need it. The menu is also higher-end for American food but we still have 5-8 table sections, so tips add up quickly if you can handle multi-tasking. Tip-out is 3.5% of sales.
No free food other than bread and butter (but 50% discount while working, 25% while off the clock, and Olive Garden is in the same restaurant group so we get discounts there too).