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The Other Side of Last Minute Food Orders

It is late and you just finished that last minute homework assignment or that essay that’s due tomorrow. You check the time and realize there is just enough time to either order from your favorite pizza place or Chinese place or run up to the nearest fast food restaurant and grab a late night meal. You pick up the phone and place your order or you fast walk to your car and hurry to that fast food place, thinking how lucky you are to get your order in just before the restaurant closes for the night. Meanwhile, the employees there are wondering what they did to deserve this. That is because those last minute orders can ruin a lot of hard work and force the employees to stay much longer than they want to.

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All places that serve food have to clean up and prepare their place of business for the next day each and every night. This takes a lot of time and effort and usually has to be done in between food orders and/or deliveries that the employees have to make. Because the big, not so secret, secret of working in the food industry is that the employees there do not get any time set aside for them to clean the store up. They are expected to have the store clean or mostly clean by the time the store closes. If they have any time allotted afterward, it is usually only about thirty minutes. Anyone who has worked in food service can tell you that is not nearly enough time.

The way to get around that is to clean during operating hours. And while they know not to completely shut everything down until the store is closed, those last minute orders can create a big mess and cause the employees to reuse already cleaned equipment that they were not expecting or planning on using again that evening. No one wants to have to stay an extra hour because you decided to come in at the last minute or order food two minutes before close. This is not to say you cannot order from them or order late. Just do not do it five or ten minutes before the store closes down and undo a lot of work of the employees.

Outside of Greentown: Chapter 5

A dark shadow crept from corner to corner in a dimly lit alley. The figure came ever closer, moving quickly. I started to run back toward the street. I could see the light at the end. It was still so far away. I could feel my heart throbbing heavily in my chest, fueled by adrenaline. The air rushed past my ears and kept me from hearing any advancing footsteps. I couldn’t afford to turn around in case she was still following me. Continue reading Outside of Greentown: Chapter 5

The Best Of Radford results are in!

You guys voted, and the results are in! These places are the best in Radford. Thank you to everyone that participated and took our surveys.

Best of the city of Radford:

Best Pizza: Benny’s
Best Chinese: Lin’s House
Best Happy Hour: Sharkey’s
Best Place to Take Your Parents: River City Grill
Best Date Night spot: a tie between Bisset Park and the River Company
Best Sushi: Sushi Village
Best New Business: Crumb & Get It
Best Breakfast: River City Grill
Best Dessert: Crumb & Get It
Best Burger: Cookout
Best Hangout spot: Bisset Park
Best Italian: Sal’s or Sal Jr.’s
Best Tattoos and Piercings: Black Diamond
Best Salon: University Tanning
Best Late Night Food: Cookout

Best of Radford University:

Best Annual Event: Quadfest
Best Place to Study: Young
Best Place to Park: Nowhere
Best Club/Organization: RUNSA (RU Nursing Students’ Association)
Best Spot Outside: Any quad
Best Quad: Moffett
Best College: College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Best Place to Eat:: The New River Grille House (Muse)
Best Campus Building: COBE