Gum & Candy

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  1. MSPW11

    MSPW11 Member

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    Do you let your FOH and/or cooks chew gum or candy? Personally, I think its rude and unprofessional for FOH to be smacking on gum or candy while talking to a customer(face to face or on the phone). I don't think the cooks should either since it could fall out of their mouth or anything else while they are cooking.

    Am I way off with my thinking?? What are your thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. tguag

    tguag Active Member

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    I never had a problem with that....I guess my crew understands it is unprofessional. But yes I wouldn't allow it if it became a problem. nobody wants to look at a horse chomping on oats while they place an order.
     
  3. brad randall

    brad randall Active Member

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    Here in Indiana, chewing gum is basically treated the same as smoking: https://www.in.gov/isdh/21119.htm (item #8)

    It's not something that can be done while preparing food. I can't imagine it's different anywhere else in the country.
     
  4. Tom Lehmann

    Tom Lehmann Well-Known Member

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    Brad has it correct.
    Tom Lehmann/The Dough Doctor